Windows 7 Slow Initial Logon from Cold Boot, Fast Second Logon
We run Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers and Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit workstations, along with Deep Freeze (configured to reset on each restart).
When each Windows 7 computer starts up, the first user to logon takes about 60-75 seconds to logon. However, the second user (any user from the domain, not just the first user) logs on in no more than 25 seconds.
I setup group policy to 'verbose' and there is a slight extra delay for the first user in 'Please wait for the User Profile service' but most of the added time for the first user (at least 30 seconds) is at the final step, 'Preparing Your Desktop'. I have tried the group policy option to wait for network on startup, but that has not helped.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to get the first user to logon faster, like the second user does?