Consider the following scenario:

  • You apply the following policy to a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista:
    Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Software Restriction Policies\Enforcement
  • For this policy, in the Apply software restriction policies to the following section, you select the All software files option.

In this scenario, you encounter a slow application startup or a slow logon. The slow logon occurs when users have their local drives mapped to a network share.

Note: You can use Process Monitor to determine whether your computer has the issue. To do this, you start Process Monitor before you start an application. Your computer has the issue if you find a log that is in the Process Monitor and that resembles the following:

CreateFile C:\?? NAME INVALID

The logging has both features (1: incorrect file path (such as C:C:\WINDOWS\…). 2. “Name

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