We are trialling XP (yes we are still on 2000! – But i guess we are not alone) and with an XP user profile (around 1mb). We are testing with our current 2000 server systems but are finding that even on a brand new machine the login times are around 20-30 seconds whereas on our 2000 machines it is 20 seconds maximum – usually quicker.
We have set the computer settings processing to finish before letting users log on so i know it’s not that.
It says loading your settings which i presume is the profile copying from the network. That takes a second or two and then it says applying your personal settings for the rest of the time (18 – 28 seconds).