I operate a Mac computer lab. My student workstations all had the CC software apps imaged, no CC management app to sync to just the software.
On my Teacher workstation I maintain a separate account with the CC oversight app running. The software applications on my workstation start up very slowly. The student software applications on their workstations start up very quickly. This happens with all applications in the suite.
My workstation meets requirements. The student workstations have no CC app. In In other words they have the software install only. Applications on their workstations start up in a reasonable amount of time.