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The hard part is learning how to do the analysis. If you are lucky someone who knows what they are doing might analyse it for you and identify the choke point.
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Great question. I'd test my environment to validate it. An idea may be to patch the endpoints to get the update and see the WMI and operational health benefits immediately, then you can update the back end infrastructure later perhaps after testing has been done.
We do still see CSC related TMP files getting orphaned on the fileserver on a daily basis. I'll see whether the frequency is reduced after the update.
I'll also hold fire on TMG etc. While I do have the tools to actually test against a snapshot of my production environment (VEEAM rocks) I don't have it configured quite right :(
Could you share those settings as I need those but could not find where to set it. Look slike I may have to keep an eye on this update progerss for it to work though!
So has this sped up logins for people?
Not for us. Our DCs are only 2003.
So I install this rollup on the W7 clients and 2008R2 servers and then have to configure the registry settings correct?
The registry keys for these hotfixes are not configured by the enterprise hotfix rollup installer. Therefore, these hotfixes are not enabled by default after you install the hotfix rollup. To enable these two hotfixes, there are two options:
You only need to tweak registry settings to enable certain features, but I don't believe they were required (top of my head).
cool, so has it made any difference to login times?
Difficult to say really. Logon speeds in the networks I setup are pretty decent anyway. I think the switches you have installed make a big difference, but it's nice to know Microsoft have officially addressed issues identified in some networks. I'd still recommend installing it on workstations and servers.
So... if we have server 2012 DCs do we just install the hot fix on the workstations? Is there a 2012 version for the DCs?