Troubleshooting the intermittent slow logon or slow startup

Update: See also the following articles for up-to-date information on how to fix slow logon issues in Windows systems: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/10130.root-causes-for-slow-boots-and-logons.aspxhttp://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/10128.tools-for-troubleshooting-slow-boots-and-slow-logons.aspxhttp://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/10123.troubleshooting-slow-operating-system-boot-times-and-slow-user-logons.aspx Sometimes the following issue turns up as a support case with Microsoft Support: Every now and then, we have a slow logon to several of our workstations. We can’t see a pattern in which users or computers are…

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The magical 2 minute logon delay mystery

Some time ago I had an interesting escalation where the problem description was as following: I’m running a Citrix Metraframe Presentation Server farm with around 20 servers in it, after about 2 days my users start getting a logon delay of *exactly* 2 minutes.If I reboot the server everything returns back to normal but the…

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