Windows 10: Slow Logon Times with Domain Account

  1.    03 May 2016 #1

    Slow Logon Times with Domain Account

    Hi all,

    I use my work laptop as my personal machine. When I logon away from the domain it takes about 3 minutes of the verbose message "waiting for user profile service" before it will show the desktop. Any ideas how to change the time out period for how long it waits to find the DC before continuing the logon process?

    I was a sys admin in a previous life but now a systems engineer and haven't had to meddle with this kind of group policy or local windows settings in a few years and google hasn't returned anything meaningful.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2.    03 May 2016 #2

    If you are connected wirelessly you should first check you internet connection signal.
    Start from this and if the laptop is Dell unistall the wirelless driver and let windows install it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    05 May 2016 #3

    Always connected over the wireless. Internet at home is 40mb and I have Meru AC wifi, my internal card is dual stream AC.

    Never use the Dell drivers, they don't get updated as often as the dedicated intel drivers.

    The issue isnt the internet connection, I have 15mb internet at work and the logon happens within seconds and I get my desktop fairly instantly.

    But at home or anywhere away from domain its 3 minutes with the message on screen showing "Waiting for user profile service"

    Thanks anyway.

      My ComputerSystem Spec


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