Lately, the last year or two, I’ve been slowly drawn (moth to flame almost) into the remediation of the problem state of Windows slow boot or slow logon conditions. Interestingly enough, Microsoft Premier Field Engineering management allows (and encourages in many cases) folks to focus on things of interest to them. Follow our passions as it were. Mine happens to be the end user. I care about the end user experience as it relates to our products and systems. If the end user experience fails, the cloud fails, the back office fails, the new application rollout fails, the migration to a new image fails. Etc..
How long does your enterprise system take to boot up to a usable desktop? 2 minutes? 3? 5? 10? Is this a problem for your business productivity? Has your organization had a WDRAP? Why not?
Is it all about boot times and logon times though? Does it go beyond that? Is the system sluggish all the time? Just some of the time, randomly? Do applications launch slowly? Does the UI hang for the end user randomly? Do they complain?
Are you doing something about it?
Help me help you…
If you haven’t already, apply these hotfixes we’ve agreed can help client performance post Service Pack 1 for Windows 7:
Are you doing VDI and having slow performance? Have you done any of these steps (at a minimum):
Do you have slow boot up times? Have you looked at the logon times of your services like this:
Do you need to dig deeper, like this:
Have a scenario I didn’t cover? Post a comment and I’ll think up a data collection and analysis path if I can.