[Samba] Win7 login sloooooow

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 08:10:34 MDT 2014

I also noticed that Win 7 logins seemed longer than XP, but not 
excessively so.  Part of that was that the login scripts and some other 
things ran before the user saw the desktop.   I recently set up a 
Windows 2008 R2  member server for remote desktop and found the network 
logins were REALLY slow. Even tho I did not have roaming profiles 
enabled, I had to make a registry change as well.       This is with 
samba 3.    I don't know if it is a Samba but or Windows bug, or just 
some interplay of the two.

That doesn't really answer your question -  I think it is just a known 
issue and your solution is the appropriate one.

On 6/5/2014 6:43 AM, Klaus Hartnegg wrote:
> Hi,
> I found that login to Samba4 PDC takes few seconds in XP, but very 
> long in Win7.
> The Login in Win7 is fast when setting this:
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]
> "WaitForNetwork"=dword:00000001
> If I set it to 1, the login takes about 3 seconds. If I set it to 90 
> (decimal), then the login takes more than 90 seconds. Setting it to 0 
> means using the default, which is 30 seconds.
> But this parameter is supposed to affect only roaming profiles, and I 
> have roaming profiles disabledi (logon path set to empty)!
> Should I report this as bug?
> Klaus

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