Jul
10
2013

Slow logon to 2008 R2 due to printers

This is a very common problem; seen in a lot of different scenarios; but it’s most annoying on RDS / XenApp-servers.

Logon stalls on printer mappings; for all users.

Apparently this is due to the fact that for each printer; every user tries to download the driver from the print server. If you’ve got a bunch (especially HP printers in my experience), it’ll take a good while.

Luckily; there is a fix:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2853367/en-us?sd=rss&spid=14134

I haven’t tested this extensively; but if anyone gets the chance to before I do. Drop a comment!

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