Windows Enterprise Client Boot and Logon Optimization – Part 22, Blog Post Series Wrap Up

This post concludes the series that started here. Over the past few weeks I’ve presented a “lite” version of the Microsoft Services Premier Workshop – Windows Enterprise Client Boot and Logon Optimization. If you’ve stayed with me from the start, I hope the series has been a valuable read and that it’s provided some insight…

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Windows Enterprise Client Boot and Logon Optimization – Part 21, Infrastructure and Settings – Network

This post continues the series that started here. Earlier in this post series, I’ve discussed the importance of client system proximity to server resources. Whether the client is retrieving group policy data from a Domain Controller or loading a roaming user profile, it’s important that the network conversations occur quickly. Sometimes, you may be investigating…

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Windows Enterprise Client Boot and Logon Optimization – Part 19, Infrastructure and Settings – User Profiles

This post continues the series that started here. Today I want to discuss the impact of user profiles to the logon experience. User profiles contain different data, some of which may roam from system to system depending on the configuration choices you make – Here we see that Roaming User Profiles carries all user generated…

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Windows Enterprise Client Boot and Logon Optimization – Part 18, Infrastructure and Settings – Group Policy

This post continues the series that started here. Going forward from this post until the end of the series, I want to discuss the impact that your infrastructure and settings have on Enterprise client boot and logon. I’m going to begin with Group Policy. Synchronous Group Policy Processing I outlined the Winlogon phase activities during…

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Windows Enterprise Client Boot and Logon Optimization – Part 17, Wait Analysis – More Challenging Example

This post continues the series that started here. In my last post I introduced Wait Analysis, showing a simple example. In this post, I’ll describe the process of following waits from one thread to another. Referring to the diagram from last time – I’d start by finding thread T1 waiting, identify that it’s waiting for…

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Windows Enterprise Client Boot and Logon Optimization – Part 16, Wait Analysis

This post continues the series that started here. From Part 6 to Part 15 of this post series, I’ve discussed activities that take place across, and during boot phases. I’ve shown you how to measure the phases, examine activities, consider the impact of CPU/Disk utilization and to deduce next steps in your troubleshooting. There are…

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Windows Enterprise Client Boot and Logon Optimization – Part 15, Boot Phase – Post Boot

This post continues the series that started here. Today I’ll be covering the last of our boot and logon phases – Post Boot. Boot Phase Post Boot – Phase Activity While not technically a phase, Post Boot represents the period after Explorer Initialization where the system is too busy for use. The phase ends once…

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Windows Enterprise Client Boot and Logon Optimization – Part 14, Boot Phase – Explorer Initialization

This post continues the series that started here. In the last post, I mentioned that the Winlogon phase ended as it launched Explorer. With this, the system enters the Explorer Initialization phase. As we’ll see, Explorer Initialization is a fairly simply phase with a short list of activities. Boot Phase Explorer Initialization – Phase Activity…

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Windows Enterprise Client Boot and Logon Optimization – Part 13, Boot Phase – Winlogon

This post continues the series that started here. Today I’ll be discussing the Winlogon phase. A lot of activity takes place during Winlogon and it’s common to see delays here. Additionally, the interplay between activities provides an opportunity for complication so I’ll be highlighting important considerations for analysis. Some of the activities that occur during…

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