I recently used MDS to image 31 MBAs. Fairly simple build of macOS Mojave, between 8-12 packages (including Adobe, SMART Notebook, Epson Brightlink SW, and MS Office for Mac), no scripts, creating an admin account upon install, not binding to a domain, etc. Machine boots up fine. I can add a second user to the machine no problem. I have added a few additional applications after the fact due to installation requirements (CrashPlan and AlertUs). Every single one is slower than death! Office has a spinning wheel of death when trying to execute anything, even just a short line of typed text. Other applications are slow to open, even if they open. Sometimes the laptop just has the spinning wheel and does nothing. These are MacBook Air (2017), 1.6, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD drives. At first I was thinking maybe a hard drive failure. But I have completely wiped an identical machine, installed everything like it was out of the box and no issues. I even did the same to a machine with the issues and its fine.
Am I missing something? I am a little perplexed…
Thanks for any suggestions,