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Two of our users have been getting this weird issue where their login to the computer seem to take "ages".

The issue seems to go away if you turn off FileVault.

However we need to keep FileVault on, but as this only effects a small number of users it seems like this is some specific issue with just their computers.

Info about the computers:

  • MacBook Pro (Retina) - Early 2013
  • Mac OS X 10.8.2
  • FileVault 2

Connected to Active Directory (Network Account Server)

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Are your users connecting via VPN? If so, which type of VPN connection? Do you have any network drives mount on login? – bispymusic Mar 12 '13 at 15:24
No VPN, At worst WiFi connection or no network access at all. – vrklgn Mar 13 '13 at 8:52
Same problem... Any solutions other than "make sure the network is connected before turning your computer on"? – Jonathan S. Fisher Jul 7 '14 at 15:24

Think I found an answer:

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/ DSBindTimeout -int 8

Changes the bind timeout to 8 seconds. Our bind happens within 3-4 seconds over ethernet, so we figure double it and add an extra second should be enough for an absolutely unscientific unengineering-like guess.

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