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I have a windows 2003 setup as the DC and I just got a new computer with windows 7 on it. But when I login with a user it take about 5 minutes to load the user profile, and when I logout it takes forever...

if the users logs in to a windows XP the profile works fine. Do I have to change any settings on the windows 7 desktop to make it work faster?

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Locally-stored mail profiles (Outlook w/o Exchange & other POP/IMAP clients) will cause very long logon/logoff times as the mailbox folder files are synchronized. Note that it is "not recommended" to redirect PST files on a remote server; Outlook Express files will become corrupted if redirected to a remote server. Thunderbird works great with redirected files. –  Jonathan J Dec 30 '11 at 16:09
    
Another thought -- I have seen slowness with Windows 7 accessing files via SMB on Windows 2003 server. This may be due to the Win7 machine negotiating SMB protocol (by default 7 uses SMB 2.0; Win2003 only uses SMB 1.x) for each and every file. –  Jonathan J Dec 30 '11 at 16:11
    
Humm that could be the problem... is it possible to disable the redirect of the PST files? –  Ennio Dec 30 '11 at 16:16
    
As for disabling the redirect (I think you mean sync, not redirect), you'll have to move the PST file outside of the profile folder to prevent roaming profile synchronization. –  Jonathan J Jan 26 '12 at 20:38
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