This is a video of a breakout session from BriForum 2008, presented by Michael Thomason.
Session Description: As more users rely on VDI/Citrix/Terminal Services for application delivery, extremely fast login times have become more of a necessity. Not only does it enhance the user experience, it also creates less resistance for porting applications. Until now, the Windows logon experience has been sequential: load profile, roam settings/data, redirect folders, map drives, run logon scripts, etc. It is no surprise logon times are increasing! Users expect consistent login performance.
In this session, you will learn:
- Multi-thread the Windows login process!
- Windows 2008 improvements/changes to login process.
- Detailed overview of the user login process.
- Various system settings which dramatically decrease login time.
- How to enable User Environment Debugging to trace user login experience to determine bottlenecks.
- Dramatically reduce GPO policy processing time.
- Proper antivirus software configuration and other various filter driver tweaks.
- Various redirector and workstation service settings which enhance performance.
- An understanding of how various disk/profile layouts affect login time.
- Efficient methods for creating “roaming” user profiles/settings.
- Recommended methods and techniques for folder redirection including Favorites, My Documents, IE history, cookies, and others.
- Monitoring/Reporting on user login/application experience.