We had a similar issue on our lab machines, there was a GPO that we created to fix the issue, I need to look in Group Policy though.
And what is so wrong with Windows 8.1? Part of our speed issues were resolved by reimaging onto 8.1 Enterprise.
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From: Dan Alexander<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Sent: ý3/ý19/ý2015 3:36 PM
To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Deep Freeze + PaperCut + Windows profiles
Any chance using a thaw space for that part of the profile?
On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 2:31 PM, Will Martin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> In our computer labs, we currently use Deep Freeze. It lets us grant
> our users full administrative rights, without worrying about malware,
> viruses, and such, because any changes the user makes are wiped out when
> they log off.
> A couple of years ago, the campus as a whole switched to PaperCut for
> managing print jobs. This maintains separate print queues for each
> student, so that when they swipe their student card at the print release
> station, they see only their own print jobs. Convenient! At least
> compared to Pharos, the old system.
> Unfortunately, there's a nasty side-effect, which is that it takes a
> loooooong time to log into the lab computers. Generally 5-6 minutes,
> sometimes as much as 10. What's happening is:
> 1) A student logs in with their Active Directory credentials
> 2) The computer checks for a user profile and doesn't find one
> 3) The computer creates a new windows profile for the student (slooow!)
> 4) When they log off, Deep Freeze wipes out the profile.
> The fact that the computer has to download, install, and configure the
> PaperCut print drivers makes Step 3 even slower. They're per-user.
> They're baked into the user profile, so they get created fresh every time
> and wiped out again afterwards.
> As a recent comment on Yik-Yak put it: "Patience is waiting for the
> library computers to log you on."
> We're currently on Windows 8 (yuck), but the problem occurred with 7 as
> We've talked about removing Deep Freeze and simply placing the computers
> on restricted accounts with no permissions to install software, etc. That
> would *partially* address it, because profiles would no longer be wiped
> out. As long as students went to the same computer over and over, they'd
> only be faced with a long logon the first time. But, of course, it's a lab
> and there's no guarantee you can get the same computer all the time, so
> that's a poor solution at best.
>  http://www.faronics.com/products/deep-freeze/enterprise/
>  http://www.papercut.com/
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