When a user logs on to a domain from a Windows Vista-based client computer or from a Windows Server 2008-based client computer, the client computer takes a long time (about 10 minutes) to process the logon script
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Consider the following scenario. In an Active Directory domain environment, you deploy a user logon script to client computers in the domain. The logon script contains calls to Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI), such as Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) queries. However, every time that a user logs on to the domain from a Windows Vista-based client computer, the client computer takes a long time (about 10 minutes) to process the logon script. During this time, no other ADSI queries can be executed.
This issue occurs if the ADSI call in the logon script involves downloading a schema cache file.
This issue is caused by an error in ADSI. Because of this error, the schema cache files are downloaded every time that the logon script is processed. However, the schema cache files should be downloaded only the first time that the logon script is processed or when the schema changes.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
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Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the “Hotfix Request” page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.
To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008 installed.
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.
To use this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008, x86-based versions