Data type Range Default value
REG_DWORD 0 - 20000 milliseconds 120


Defines a slow connection for roaming user profiles for non-IP computers.

This entry stores the setting of the Time (milliseconds) box in the Slow network connection timeout for user profiles Group Policy. Group Policy adds this entry to the registry when you enable the Slow network connection timeout for user profiles policy. If you disable the policy or set it to Not Configured, Group Policy deletes this entry from the registry and the system behaves as though it were set to 120 milliseconds.

If the server on which the user's roaming user profile resides takes longer to respond than the threshold set by this entry, then the system considers the connection to the profile to be slow.

This entry and the related entries together define the system's response when roaming user profiles are slow to load.

Change method

To change the value of this entry, use Group Policy. This entry corresponds to the Time (milliseconds) spin box in the Slow network connection timeout for user profiles policy (Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon).

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For IP computers, use the UserProfileMinTransferRate entry.

If the value of the SlowLinkDetectEnabled entry is set to 1, this entry is ignored. Also, if the value of the DeleteRoamingCache entry is set to 1, there is no local copy of the roaming profile to load when the system detects a slow connection.

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Consider increasing this value for clients using DHCP Service-assigned addresses or for computers accessing profiles across dial-up connections.

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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