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    Slow logons - Applying Folder Redirection

    Hi,

    I am getting slow logons on Server 2008 R2 RDS and Windows 7 Clients. The machines seem to take ages to apply folder redirection settings. Its taking a minute or so to get logged on. I am having the same problem as this. I am not using the group policy "Do not automatically make redirected folders available offline" so this hotfix doesnt apply to me. If i apply this hotfix it totally breaks redirection.

    Dos anyone have any thoughts please?

    Thanks

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    Around 90 seconds appears to be the norm for Windows 7 and roaming profiles. It can also depend on the spec of the machine, wireless speed and especially the amount of RAM can influence logon speed to a point.

    There do appear to be quite a number of bugs with Windows 7 SP1, rather than security problems. Hopefully Microsoft will address all these in SP2 next year.

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    I had a number of things go wrong here while doing our server upgrades.

    Both GPO and Account setting for the profile must match.
    Went through all GPO settings (yes all) for students to make sure everything was good.
    Local profiles cleaned
    Profile folder permissions setup correctly - technet has a list of the correct settings.
    Windows 7 apparently has issues with Mandatory profiles we encountered this when changing our Forest/Domain to 2008 R2. My google advice told me Roaming profiles is the way to go so students have their own located on the server.

    Strangely enough I have had a lot of issues, when its working I can log all ICT rooms 150 PCs all on within about 5 seconds. I am going to do a mass clear out in February because I still believe there are issues and the only solution I have left is because there are still old profiles on some PCs. Only way to do a proper clean is delete all profiles - from the server/desktops for a complete fresh go.

    I hope any of this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Around 90 seconds appears to be the norm for Windows 7 and roaming profiles.
    If my endusers had to wait that long to log on they would have my guts for garters!!!

    New roaming profile 25 - 35 seconds, cached profile 5 - 9 seconds

    Staff and Students expectations are very high here

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    If my endusers had to wait that long to log on they would have my guts for garters!!!

    New roaming profile 25 - 35 seconds, cached profile 5 - 9 seconds

    Staff and Students expectations are very high here
    It really depends what GPOs you've setup. I include Folder Redirection, printer mappings, network drive mappings and other various generic GPO settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    It really depends what GPOs you've setup. I include Folder Redirection, printer mappings, network drive mappings and other various generic GPO settings.
    Me too

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    Me too
    But we also use CC4. If you believed half the RM complainers on here, our logons would be even longer than what they are

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    So for those of you who have super fast logons, what GPOs exactly have you applied?

    - Folder Redirection Yes/No
    - Printer Mappings Yes/No
    - Network drive Mappings Yes/No
    - Other various generic GPO settings Yes/No
    - Roaming Profile or Local Profile?

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    The servers are a good spec and the machines are i5 with 4 gig ram. The network is gigabit. With RDS the servers are in the same server room as the rest. Its just really annoying it takes so long for that to apply. We have local profile and mandatory. It shouldnt take that long to apply those settings.

    Zak

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    The servers are a good spec and the machines are i5 with 4 gig ram. The network is gigabit. With RDS the servers are in the same server room as the rest. Its just really annoying it takes so long for that to apply. We have local profile and mandatory. It shouldnt take that long to apply those settings.

    Zak
    Do you happen to have the setting 'Move the contents of Documents to the new location set' on your folder redirection settings in Group Policy?

    I took it off because I was sometimes getting chronically slow logons on applying folder redirection, particularly when moving large documents areas. This just changes the pointer, and on new users with blank home directories it creates nice blank folders.
    Last edited by dhoward_westexetc; 13th December 2011 at 04:22 PM. Reason: added full GPO setting

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhoward_westexetc View Post
    Do you happen to have the setting 'Move the contents of Documents to the new location set' on your folder redirection settings in Group Policy?

    I took it off because I was sometimes getting chronically slow logons on applying folder redirection, particularly when moving large documents areas. This just changes the pointer, and on new users with blank home directories it creates nice blank folders.
    Nope that is not selected.

    Thanks

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    Hi,

    We had a similar problem that plagued us for half a term, it would take up to 40minutes for a user to logon (random RDS Servers, times and logged on users).The issue would be appear to be different for each user: Apply Folder Redirection, Applying Printers, Applying User Settings it was very confusing. Finally we found this:

    2008R2 - GPClient is taking a long time to handle the logon request (Up to 1 hour)

    You experience a long domain logon time in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 after you deploy Group Policy preferences to the computer

    the above hotfix has been applied for almost 3 weeks now and the problem has not resurfaced.

    Mark @ Kingsmead

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    Thanks I'll try this myself when I get back in January. Yet another 7 SP2 hotfix. There does appear to be a lot of bugs with 7 and 7 SP1 with regards to logging on to a domain I've noticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcrompton01 View Post
    Hi,

    We had a similar problem that plagued us for half a term, it would take up to 40minutes for a user to logon (random RDS Servers, times and logged on users).The issue would be appear to be different for each user: Apply Folder Redirection, Applying Printers, Applying User Settings it was very confusing. Finally we found this:

    2008R2 - GPClient is taking a long time to handle the logon request (Up to 1 hour)

    You experience a long domain logon time in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 after you deploy Group Policy preferences to the computer

    the above hotfix has been applied for almost 3 weeks now and the problem has not resurfaced.

    Mark @ Kingsmead
    Hi,

    Just been trying this hotfix and it doesnt seem to have fixed the issue.

    Anyone got any other ideas please?

    Thanks

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    Hi FN-GM,

    I'm afraid I don't have anymore ideas or hotfixes could try as it solved it for us so we stopped looking.

    Out of interest what folder redirection settings have you got applied (Documents/Desktop/Startmenu) and where do they point (Network Drive/Local Drive)?

    One more question when redirecting their homedrive (My Documents) does the server you point them at have "File Screening Management" in place? We did find we were blocking a certain file type and that cause a problem.

    That's all I can think of sorry!

    Mark

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