We are having a few problems with our user logon. Many users complained about login times of 10 to 20 minutes. When doublechecking some users did indeed take that many minutes to log in.
First thought was that these users had a large roaming profile wich caused the delay. But the users had only a 200 MB profile (which is acceptable imho) so even if the client had to get the entire profile it should only take a minute or two (we have gigabit switches).
When looking into the C:\Users\%username% folder the bigest folder was C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local. Now I do think that that folder should be part of the "Local" profile and does not need to be synced, so the size of this folder should have no impact on the login time. Or does it?
I would like to know what the steps are that Windows does when it says "Welcome" on the screen (after entering credentials and starting the login process). Because that is the part that takes so long for some users.
If you need more information please ask I will gladly provide you with extra info. Thanks for any tips, ideas or suggestions.