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?

  • 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.

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.


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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