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    Quote Originally Posted by Brpilot99 View Post
    with the addition of pointing the workstations DNS in tcpip settings at the local DNS server ... That makes a big diference in login times ..
    As in you have multiple DNS servers around the school, and you point each workstations at its closest one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc2510 View Post
    we have our printer scripts on the local drive and just have a policy to look at the script, i have noticed at some schools they run the script in the logon.bat
    Does running printer scripts from logon.bat, or from any other network-based location, make that much difference? If you have a half-decent server serving out your logon scripts, surley it should be able to cope?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    Does running printer scripts from logon.bat, or from any other network-based location, make that much difference? If you have a half-decent server serving out your logon scripts, surley it should be able to cope?

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    course it can cope but why add uneeded stress, well thats the way i see it.

    i would suggest to try it.

    printers.vbs in the route of C:\

    as a GPO call it via a logon script "C:\printers.vbs" - hope that helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc2510 View Post
    course it can cope but why add uneeded stress, well thats the way i see it.
    I assume \\$domainController\NETLOGON is mounted on logon anyway, whether you run anything from it or not, so I don't think using a fixed script will make any appreciable difference to your network traffic. What happens if you want to change your printer setup in some way?

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    if it is changed for some reason i would run a quick xcopy, but saying that in the last 2years i have not had to change the script.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Whack an SSD drive in the client, they are cheap as chips these days at smaller volumes.

    It will halve the time to logon.
    The cheapest I have found through over 12 different suppliers (including sponsors on here) is £80 for a 40GB SSD drive, if you consider that to be cheap, over 200 machines it works out to be £16'000. That could be used to buy 7 new IWBs and projectors, sound, install et all for our place....

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    I would only install them on machines that were slow. There is no need to upgrade 200 computers at once

    Its just a quick fix like adding ram, but has the best benefit/cost ratio of a hardware upgrade these days especially on bootup time.

    I intend to upgrade one of our ICT rooms soon with the Intel Value SSD drives

    http://uk.insight.com/apps/productpr...112%26S%3D1065

    Should be able to do the whole room of 30 computers for £2,500 I reckon.
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