Like many, I've had to move my workstation home due to COVID-19. ArcGIS takes a really long time to start up. I checked out a concurrent-use license to my desktop computer, so hitting the license manager shouldn't be the issue. Note this is on startup of an empty session, not an existing MXD. I understand connecting to the data on our work servers will be slower.
Can anyone offer ideas on what to check to make startup faster? Would anyone be willing to explain what it looks for and connects to at startup?