Windows 7 Thread, Microsoft releases massive Slow Boot / Slow Login Hotfix Rollup (KB2775511) in Technical; Make sure you read KB2775511 before deploying.
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A massive Slow Boot Slow Login (SBSL) hotfix rollup for enterprises that includes 90 post Windows 7/2008 R2 hotfixes is available for download. The hotfixes focus on performance (Hooray!) and stability (Hooray again!). There are improvements to the DFSN client, Folder Redirection, Offline Files and Folders, WMI, and SMB client to name a few. There also improvements to Group Policy which gets blamed for pretty much everything when I'm doing a WDRAP. You can read the full list of improvements here.
"To take full advantage of this improvement for Windows 7 clients that log on to Windows Server 2008 R2 servers, install this rollup update on Windows 7 clients. Additionally, install this rollup update on the Windows Server 2008 R2 servers that clients authenticate and retrieve user profiles, policies and script data from during the startup and logon process. You can update your environment by installing this hotfix rollup on both clients and servers in no particular order."
This hotfix rollup includes the following improvements:
Improves the Windows Client Remote File System components. These components include the following:
Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)
Offline Files and Folders (CSC)
Redirected Drive Buffering Subsystem (RDB)
Multiple UNC Provider (MUP)
Improves the SMB Service and TCP protocol components. These improvements work together with other improvements to help improve the overall networking performance on Windows 7 SP1-based and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based computers.
There are a couple caveats around roaming profiles and some other issues, regkeys and so forth, so test it. But most customers should see a minute or more reduced from boot, and a more peppy system, as a result. (Source)
Last edited by Arthur; 14th March 2013 at 02:25 AM.
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh for christ sake, i just rebuilt an image yesterday!!!!!!!! >_< And I've just deployed 4 of these fabled hotfixes to all the PCs in the school because i was hit with the slow boot issue. *BANGS HEAD AGAINST WALL*
EDIT: oh and just to really make it feel like it's rubbing it in.....the KB Article ID is the same as one of my IDs here at work! WHAT THE ****!
Last edited by mrbios; 14th March 2013 at 10:53 AM.
I note that unlike most Update Rollups and before them Service Packs, almost all the included component updates move machines over to the LDR branch. I think MS has scared people in the past with dire warning about 'only apply if affected by the issue' and this is the first formal step I have seen that indicates the new world order of patch early patch often.