Roaming user profiles are ignored if the network connection to the remote server that stores the roaming user profile is slow

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SYMPTOMS

When you use a user account that is configured with a roaming profile to log on to a computer, the roaming user profile is not loaded as expected. The system loads the local copy of the user profile.

CAUSE

This issue occurs if there is a slow connection between the computer and the remote server that stores the roaming user profile.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, enable the "Do not detect slow network connections" policy setting. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type gpedit.msc, and then press ENTER.
  2. Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand System, and then click User Profiles.
  3. On the right side, double-click Do not detect slow network connections.
  4. Click to select Enabled, and then click OK.
  5. Exit Group Policy Object Editor.
  6. Click Start, click Run, type gpupdate /force, and then press ENTER.
Note After this policy is enabled, the following DWORD registry entry exists and has a value of 0:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System\SlowLinkDetectEnabled

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Article ID: 969535 - Last Review: March 31, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
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