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After you enable the Run logon scripts synchronously policy setting, Windows Explorer opens before the scripts run. The Explain tab in the Run logon scripts synchronously setting describes the setting as follows:
Directs the system to wait for the logon scripts to finish running before it starts the Windows Explorer interface program and creates the desktop.
This issue occurs because a logon performance enhancement is enabled by default in Windows XP. This enhancement causes the computer to not wait for Group Policy processing before the user environment is initialized.
To resolve this issue, disable the logon performance enhancement by enabling the Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon Group Policy setting:
For additional information about the Fast Logon Optimization feature, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305293/ )Description of the Windows XP Professional Fast Logon Optimization Feature
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