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?