I have Windows 7 laptops that are in the domain network, but are brought home with techs in case they need to work remotely.
Login times for those laptops are extremely slow when they are not connected to the domain network (ie. from home), as they get stuck on "Please wait for the user profile service", sometimes up to five minutes.
I know that this is because the machine is trying to locate a domain controller, but what I can't figure out is how to lower the timeout for it to use cached credentials. I would very much prefer not to use a VPN since this only applies to 2-3 laptops.
How can I accomplish this?