Windows Server 2008 Thread, Staff logins taking far to long caused by bad Group Policy design? in Technical; I have a school network of over 2000 students and around 200 teaching staff. The current time it takes for ...
Staff logins taking far to long caused by bad Group Policy design?
I have a school network of over 2000 students and around 200 teaching staff. The current time it takes for students /staff to authenticate is far too long and I am wondering if some of the issues are caused by the way our Group Policy is setup. We have an OU called User Accounts and within that a sub-OU called Staff. Within the Staff OU there is just a list of all the members of staff throughout the college and they are not split up into departments at all.
The Group Policy for printing is linked directly to the Staff OU, therefore when a member of staff logs on to a PC, Group Policy runs through a list of a 102 different printers to find the correct printer to install and make available. The other problem is of course that staff keep setting their default printers and then ever 15 minutes or so GP updates and their default printer has been changed again.
Can anyone please advise on what would be the best way forward?
Group policy should not change something after the user has logged on? It only applies settings at the time of log on. Any changes from that point will take a log off and on again.
Have you tried disabling the group policy that is applied to that OU to see if log on times change?
Could it be a log on script rather than Group policy?
I haven't had a chance to disable the Group Policy as this would stop the whole school from printing. I thought that some Group Policy settings updated without the need for a logon? Apologies if I misunderstood. Pretty sure there isn't a script involved in the printing process, I have only been here a week though so still trying to find my away around.
Your script may not set the printers, it doesn't have to, but as your original problem was log on times I just thought you could at least problem shoot to see if it application of group policy that is the issue.
I believe you can alter the refresh rates within Group Policy. I have just been running a test and added two additional networked printers. Went back to check on them 30 minutes later and they had been uninstalled.