Data type


Default value


0 | 1



Enables and disables the system's slow link detection feature.

Slow link detection measures the speed of the connection between a user's computer and the remote server that stores the roaming user profile. When the system detects a slow link, the related entries listed below tell the system how to respond.

This entry stores the setting of the Do not detect slow network connections Group Policy. Group Policy adds this entry to the registry with a value of 0 when you enable the policy. If you disable the policy, Group Policy sets the value to 1. If you set the policy to Not configured, Group Policy deletes the entry from the registry, and the system behaves as though the value is 1.




The policy is enabled. Slow link detection is disabled. The system does not detect slow connections or recognize any connections as being slow. As a result, the system does not respond to slow connections to user profiles, and it ignores the policies that tell the system how to respond to a slow connection.


The policy is disabled or not configured. Slow link detection is enabled. The system measures the speed of the connection between the user's computer and profile server. If the connection is slow (as defined by the SlowLinkTimeOut and UserProfileMinTransferRate entries), the system uses the related entries to determine how to proceed. By default, when the connection is slow, the system loads a local copy of the user profile.

Change method

To change the value of this entry, use Group Policy. This entry corresponds to the Do not detect slow network connections Group Policy (Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon).

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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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