Microsoft releases hotfix to address slow logon for roaming profiles with Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

Slow logon for roaming profile users on client computers that are running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

Symptoms:

Consider the following scenario in a network environment:

  • You configure users to use roaming profiles to log on to a client computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • You redirect the %AppData%\Roaming folder to a network share.
  • You enable the Do not automatically make redirected folders available offline Group Policy setting on the client computer.
  • You enable both of the following Group Policy settings for the %AppData%\Roaming folder:
    • Administratively assigned offline files
    • Turn on economical application of administratively assigned Offline Files

    ThisĀ configuration specifies that only new files or folders in the %AppData%\Roaming folder are synchronized during the logon process.

Resolution

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem that is described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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