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I´m using Windows 7 64 bit in an environment with AD, GP and local profil. I changed my profile to local.

Everytime when I power on my system (After entering username and password) or select shutdown it takes a few minutes to complete the task (5 to 10 minutes). There is only the standard Windows blue/white page with the working ring for a few minutes. I think there is a problem with GP or something else.

How is it possible to see what my system is doing? Is there a good analyzing tool?

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Check eventlog, gpresult /r and if there is cleaning the swap space enabled. – patricks Nov 7 '11 at 12:38
Did the delay occur immediately after changing the profile to local? – Steve Nov 7 '11 at 13:17
The problem was also when the profil was stored in the network. – LaPhi Nov 7 '11 at 14:28

You could turn Group Policy off, to determine if this is causing the delay.

  • Navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\gpsrv.
  • Double click the Start DWORD, and change the value to 4 – this disables the service.
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Try Soluto.

I believe it runs first, or before most other services or programs.

It records how long each process takes to complete, and what is causing the biggest delays.

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You may find some useful tools in the Windows SDK.

Explained here are shutdown procedures, but there are similar tools for startup.

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