I've been running Folder Redirection for some time now using the following format:
etc... all the above works correctly and quickly.Code:\\Servername.domain.domain\Username$\My Pictures \\Servername.domain.domain\Username$\My Music \\Servername.domain.domain\Username$\My Videos \\Servername.domain.domain\Username$\Favorites
I then redirect both the Start Menu and Desktop as follows:
With Verbose messages enabled:Code:\\Servername.domain.domain\Icons\Curriculum\Desktop \\Servername.domain.domain\Icons\Curriculum\Start Menu
Logon speeds vary, but typically it's 20-25 seconds on a wired PC and up to 45-60 seconds on a wireless notebook/netbook. The longest pause is when configuring Folder Redirection.
In my testing (on a wired desktop) if I remove the Folder Redirection on the Desktop and Start Menu, logon speeds are roughly 10-12 seconds quicker. (Total 15 seconds to desktop).
If I redirect the Start Menu and Desktop to a local directly, such as C:\Curriculum logon speeds about 5-7 seconds quicker. (Total 20 seconds to desktop).
Why is this, as the total redirected information (shortcuts) totals 150Kb.
Permissions on the Icons share are:
The Offline Files service is disabled.Code:Everyone - Read & execute, List folder contents, Read CREATOR OWNER Authenticated Users - Read & execute, List folder contents, Read SYSTEM - Full Control Domain Admins (DOMAIN\Admins) - Full Control Administrators (DOMAIN\Administrators) - Full Control Also make DOMAIN\Administrators the Owner of the Icons share too.
Running the dcdiag (from 2008 R2) command completes successfully.
DNS is configured correctly, deployed via DHCP Server. Internal DNS first, external afterwards.
There are numerous Registry GPP settings and I deploy printers via GPO. All this processes quickly.
Any suggestions please
I've answered my own question...
I installed some new Gigabit HP 2910's and it made a big difference from the existing HP 10/100 switches. The Folder Redirection message appears for about 2 seconds on a wired workstation. Happy Days!
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