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Can we reduce the time it takes after users enter their username and password into the dialog box that prompts up when we enter the website url?

For example, I try to enter a url in a sharepoint 2007 website -> it prompts for username and password -> I enter the username and passwords -> then it takes a long time to open the website.

Is there any way to reduce this time?

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How slow is slow? Does it always take a fix number of seconds or does it vary? What kind of authentication mechanism do you use? – Thomas Vochten Nov 28 '12 at 12:18

Check if your hardware meets the SharePoint requirements specified in the SharePoint Deployment Guide. Also a wake up script could reduce the load time for end users. There are various scripts available for free.

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Have you considered bypassing the login diaglog completely by using the users windows login credentials ?

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