Laptop usage when not connected to Domain
I have a question for you regarding Laptops and their use by staff @ home.
Our laptops are joined to the domain and their active directory accounts are added to the administrators group on their machines.
This gives them full access to whatever they want to do on the local machine (any issues, I just re-ghost).
Everything works fine while they're connected (bar a few issues with wireless/wired connectivity clashes or them not connecting the cable BEFORE switching it on)
However, they are all complaining that when they go home and turn their laptops on, it takes a few mins to get the the logon screen (i.e. the "Preparing Network Connections", "Applying Settings" etc etc...)
and then another few minutes to log on etc before they are able to work.
While I know this is due to the machine looking for the domain, is there anyway I can improve this? Perhaps change the amount of time it spends looking for the domain?
Something? Anything! :)