And if you’re in IT and you’re charged with keeping people productive, no matter where, when, or how they work, that last one is extra-important. Here’s why.
When someone on your team, whether they’re working remotely, in the office, or anywhere else, tries to log in to their work environment and just sees “please wait” or the so-called “spinning wheel of death,” preventing them from doing their jobs, they get frustrated. Agitated. Possibly angry. Their productivity is impeded. Work can’t get done. Deadlines get moved. The company’s bottom line is affected (and not in a good way). In short, it’s not good.
The ControlUp “Analyze Logon Duration” script (ALD, for short) is a game-changer here. This powerful tool gives IT administrators the ability to quickly spot the causes of slow logons, fix them in a flash, and get people back on track, fast.
Each of these enhancements will make it easier for you to deliver a better work-from-anywhere experience for your teams, no matter where they are.
Out of the box, ControlUp offers the tools and technology to produce remarkably detailed reporting on logon durations for users. Metrics on overall logon duration, profile load times, group policy load time, desktop load time, and more, are all displayed in real time, right as an end-user logs on.
Since its introduction in 2015, ControlUp has been adding enhancements and improvements to the ALD script. With each addition, it’s grown more and more useful and its adoption has grown exponentially. ALD breaks logons down into granular phases, based on technology or logon processes, and all of this keeps end-users productive, reduces the stress on your IT team, and simply makes things BETTER.
To give you a more in-depth understanding of how all of this works, Trentent Tye, ControlUp’s own Slayer of Slow Logons (and a Tech Person of Interest), has written a series of five articles on Analyze Logon Duration. Each article takes a deep dive into each of the updates to the Analyze Logon Duration script and how they’ll reduce help desk calls, reduce pressure on IT teams, slash the bottom line, and, most importantly, keep your employees productive and happy.