2009-11-12 07:16:47 UTC
shut down our DFS file servers (among others) that we use to host users home
folders (we have configured in AD). As we only started using the home folder
feature this year we had yet to experience this but when the file servers
were shutdown we noticed that domain logons would hang indefinitely.
It took a good 5 minutes for me to realize what was happening but when I
disabled the home folder setting on my normal user account and was then able
to log on that made it pretty clear.
What I'm trying to figure out now is if there is any group policy or
registry setting that will allow the log on process to skip the home folder
step (timeout) if the DFS share is not available for whatever reason. As it
stands now, the DFS servers are a single point of failure for user logons
which is not a good thing. Appreciate any feedback. Thanks.