A COMPANY VIEW; by Anthony.Victor.Booth 2013
Being an all-round Technocrat and FAN of Active Directory, I am MORE than HAPPY to USE it!!!
HOWEVER; it is, as a result of providing so many features, bells and whistles – VERY C.P.U and Resource hungry!!!
From my own personal experiences, AND by chatting with people in various government facilities (including the local library, hospital etc) – we have ALL observed that logging on to a system that has been put under the control of Active Directory using a Domain Controller makes logging on a LOT SLOWER!!!
My personal recommendation for anybody who uses Active Directory COMMERCIALLY should Seriously consider UPGRADING their Network Infrastructure (that their Domain Controllers operate across) to at LEAST a 1.0Gbps Ethernet or Fiber connection.