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I have a few Windows 8 clients connected to my SBS 2008 Server. When i reboot the windows 8 machine while connected to the network it takes over 10 mins and sits at "Applying Computer Settings". If i am not connected to a network this happens very quickly. I am trying to locate if the culprit is a GPO or Software install, or something else.

I am having a problem determining what it is hanging on. Folder redirection is enabled and has not been a problem in the past.

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Event logs? /gpresult? RSOP? (In that order.) I'd be looking specifically for a GPO that's generating 30 second network timeouts trying to grab a file from a network location that doesn't exist is is inaccessible at logon time. Should be able to see that in Event Logs and RSOP. – HopelessN00b Mar 28 '13 at 15:59
You can enable Group Policy debugging by setting the GPSvcDebugLevel as described here:… – Greg Askew Mar 28 '13 at 16:02
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So i finally found the issue. We are connecting to a SBS server and there is a log on script for SBSlogon.exe and it is apparently not compatible with Windows 8. So i added a few lines to the sbslogon.vbs to ignore windows 8 clients and everything works great now.

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