HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Data type Range Default value
REG_DWORD 0x0 - 0xFFFFFFFF seconds 0x1E (30 seconds)


Defines the starting time for the User Environment Countdown Timer. This timer determines how long the system waits for a user response before it uses a default value. The value of this entry is used when any of the following events occur:

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Windows 2000 does not add this entry to the registry. You can add it by editing the registry or by using a program that edits the registry.

The value of this entry can be overridden by a policy. If your system does not respond as expected, the Timeout for dialog boxes Group Policy might be in effect. See ProfileDlgTimeout (Policies subkey).

If you change this value by editing the registry, enter the value in decimal numbers.

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For detailed information about particular Group Policy settings, see the Group Policy Reference (Gp.chm) on the Windows 2000 Resource Kit companion CD.

For general information about Group Policy, see Group Policy in Windows 2000 Help.

To see a table associating policies with their corresponding registry entries, see the Group Policy Reference Table.

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