When starting the automation environment, you may see up to a 5 minute delay before any task will run. This is not because it's timing out, but just because it takes that long to get everything running.
This is known by Development and being researched. As explained below, most of this is how the newer more secure processes work, but we're looking into ways to speed things up if possible.
There are at least 2 major and 2 minor delays in the processes when you look at the logs:
Both of the above delays are calls to the NS for information via ASPX pages. The first is the obvious long one, and we believe it's security related.
In the SMP.LOG:
None at this time.