Did you ever get complaints about slow logon times for users running on a Terminal Server? Probably the answer is yes, but what is slow? And can I measure this with hard numbers? Yes you can do this… By using Process Monitor! And I will show you how.
Logon to the server with the local Administrator account and start Process Monitor.
Stop the capture and clear everything, this prevents the ProcMon from using unnecessary resources for now.
Edit the Filter as follows. Add the processes winlogon.exe, userinit.exe and explorer.exe
Also filter to only show process Start and Exit.
– Winlogon.exe: You can see the first process to kick of is the Winlogon.exe. It is starting on logon and ends when a user clicks the start => logof button.
– Userinit.exe: Next one to launch is the userinit.exe process which includes various user initializations. This process will also…
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