Is there a way to reduce the timeouts for attempting to connect to domain network resources? (Windows Login Authentication, Network Printers, Network Shares, etc.)
I have a series of laptops (Dell latitudes, same hardware) that are being used by roaming staffers that spend half their time onsite and connected to our network through docking stations. When they are connected to the network and they boot their machine it takes 1min 25sec (+/- 10sec) to boot. If I disconnect them from the network it takes anywhere from 4 to six minutes. If I unmount the shares and don't have them automount on boot it takes 4 to 5 minutes. If I uninstall all network printers it cuts the boot time to 3 to 4 minutes. If I boot with a network connection off the domain network but with a vpn connection that autoconnects on boot the boot takes 2 to 3 minutes.
I am assuming that the boot delay is caused by timeouts stacking up relating to trying to connect to network services. I would prefer not to have to delete all my printers and network shares when I leave the network or when shutting down to prevent the slowdown on the subsequent boot off-network.