2005-07-11 14:00:23 UTC
with little incident. Recently I migrated to DFS and the redirected folders
are now configured to use a DFS path. It has continued to work well, but
when first logging on, a few users are experiencing long delays before the
icons on their desktops appear. The login box that says "Applying Personal
Settings" does not lag...it displays and disappears within its normal
timeframe, and the Start Windows sound plays promptly. But the desktop
icons and taskbar don't appear until minutes later; in the meantime, we're
looking at a desktop with only the wallpaper being displayed.
Two users complained to me this morning; the first turned out to have a
desktop shortcut with an incorrect target. I fixed the shortcut, then
logged her off and back on, and as I hoped, the taskbar and desktop icons
came up without delay. I assumed the second user had a similar problem, but
I could find no broken shortcuts on her desktop or quicklaunch toolbarl.
She said she waited over five minutes this morning when logging on...when I
tested, it took maybe 2 minutes at the most.
Are there any known issues or gotchas I should be aware of when using folder
redirection over DFS UNC paths? I'm not sure where to go next to figure out
the cause of the delay.
Thanks in advance,