Data type


Default value


0–20000 milliseconds



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 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 the value is 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 together with the related entries listed here 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 Group 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 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service-assigned addresses or for computers accessing profiles across dial-up connections.

For detailed information about particular Group Policy settings, see the Windows 2000 Resource Kit Group Policy Reference.

For general information about Group Policy, see Windows 2000 Server Help or Windows 2000 Professional Help.

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

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