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  • Hello

    We have a specific situation: our network maintains a school environment with 1600 students who logon on different computers in the network. We use a Reborn card (same as Deepfreeze) to restore the system disk on every reboot.

    That way user logons are never persisted on the machines and thus every logon is treated by the pc as a new logon, which takes extra waiting time for the users before they are provided with their desktop.

    We are searching for a way to speed-up this process. We tried to place the Users folders on a non-reborn-protected disk, but the problem is on every reboot the users profile entry in the system registry (under ProfileList) is gone.

    What can we do about this?

    Thanks for any suggestions.

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 3:04 PM

Answers

  • Disable anything run by 'active setup' in the registry (like with sysinternals autoruns).

    Uninstall any 'foreign display languages'.

    Keep your default profile below 40 megs.  There might be some big folders under appdata created by adobe or microsoft.  Move those somewhere and put the original ones back.

    If you use Symantec, update to version 12 and use the high performance policy.

    Make sure readyboot is working:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2555428/

    Disable the Windows Disk Defragmenter service.  (Actually I'm torn about this one.)



    • Edited by JS2010 Tuesday, April 24, 2012 10:04 PM
    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Wednesday, May 2, 2012 8:08 AM
    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 9:49 PM
  • Hi,

    I would like to share the following article with you. Hope it helps.

    How to Change the Default Location of a User Profile in Windows 7 and Vista
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/87555-user-profile-change-default-location.html


    Niki Han

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Wednesday, May 2, 2012 8:08 AM
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7:21 AM

All replies

  • Disable anything run by 'active setup' in the registry (like with sysinternals autoruns).

    Uninstall any 'foreign display languages'.

    Keep your default profile below 40 megs.  There might be some big folders under appdata created by adobe or microsoft.  Move those somewhere and put the original ones back.

    If you use Symantec, update to version 12 and use the high performance policy.

    Make sure readyboot is working:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2555428/

    Disable the Windows Disk Defragmenter service.  (Actually I'm torn about this one.)



    • Edited by JS2010 Tuesday, April 24, 2012 10:04 PM
    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Wednesday, May 2, 2012 8:08 AM
    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 9:49 PM
  • Hi,

    I would like to share the following article with you. Hope it helps.

    How to Change the Default Location of a User Profile in Windows 7 and Vista
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/87555-user-profile-change-default-location.html


    Niki Han

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Wednesday, May 2, 2012 8:08 AM
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7:21 AM
  • Hi,

    As this thread has been quiet for a while, I assume the issue has been resolved. At this time, we will mark it as "Answered" as the previous steps should be helpful for many similar scenarios. If the issue still persists, please feel free to  reply this post directly so we will be notified to follow it up. You can also choose to unmark the answer as you wish.

    BTW,  we'd love to hear your feedback about the solution. By sharing your experience you can help other community members facing similar problems. Thanks for your understanding and efforts.

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    Niki Han

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    Wednesday, May 2, 2012 8:07 AM