Windows 8 long domain log in times
This is a re-post from a problem posted last year that was never resolved. I recently installed Windows 8 on 24 machines. The problem is the computers take forever to log onto the domain for first time users but all the users are first time users because we use deep freeze.
I have disabled the 'Show first sign-in animation' GPO and enabled verbose mode. All verbose reports is "preparing windows"
When I domain join one of these suite computers during a users first login I get the following screen
This screen stays for a long time - I recorded 5 minutes several times.
I don't believe this is a DNS issue because the DNS settings are the same throughout the campus and Windows 7 and XP both log in to the domain within seconds. I even updrafed 8 of the PCs to windows 8.1 to see if that would resolve the issue but it has not.
Entirely by accident one of the students realized that if you press CTRL + ALT + DEL to interrupt the Preparing Computer screen you can then access the desktop immediately and everything is fully functional.
This makes me think that there isn't any vital config going on during this preparing computer stage and it is probably hanging.
Has anyone else encountered this?
I am not sure what to do about this long login wait.