Microsoft has just released a new hotfix to address an issue with slow logon performance when you use AppData folder redirection.
Consider the following scenario in a network environment:
- You configure users to use roaming profiles to log on to a client computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
- You redirect the %AppData%\Roaming folder to a network share.
- You enable the Do not automatically make redirected folders available offline Group Policy setting on the client computer.
- You enable both of the following Group Policy settings for the %AppData%\Roaming folder:
- Administratively assigned offline files
- Turn on economical application of administratively assigned Offline Files
This configuration specifies that only new files or folders in the %AppData%\Roaming folder are synchronized during the logon process.
In this scenario, the users encounter slow logon behavior on the client computer.
The hotfix can be downloaded from the following location: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981830