Microsoft releases massive Slow Boot / Slow Login Hotfix Rollup (KB2775511)
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)
- DFSN client
- Folder Redirection
- Offline Files and Folders (CSC)
- SMB client
- 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.