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Important This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
Multiple client computers may take a long time to start in a Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE). This long startup time may occur when clients start from a Windows 2000-based server or from a server that uses Windows Server 2003 Remote Installation Services (RIS).
This behavior occurs when Startnet.cmd runs the Factory.exe and Netcfg.exe commands on each client. Although the initial startup processes run as expected, eventually all clients slow down when they run the parameters in the Startnet.cmd file. This behavior occurs even when the client startup processes are staggered.
This behavior occurs when multiple clients try to access the Setupapi.log file on the Remote Installation Services server at the same time. All clients that start in a WinPE use files on the Remote Installation Services server. When multiple clients run Factory.exe and Netcfg.exe, they try to write information to the same log file, and because Setupapi holds the file open, other clients have to wait to log their information before they continue.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. To work around this behavior, follow these steps to disable Setupapi logging.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243996/ )How to Enable Verbose Logging in Windows 2000 GUI-Mode Setup
Article ID: 822570 - Last Review: January 30, 2007 - Revision: 2.1