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When you try to use Group Policy to install the PolicyMaker Software Update client on a Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)-based computer, Group Policy may not install the update as expected.
When you view the log files in Event Viewer in this situation, you see that the following Error events are logged:
Event ID: 5719
Event ID: 1054
This problem may occur if the Group Policy engine times out as it waits for the network to start.
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322756To resolve this problem, add the GpNetworkStartTimeoutPolicyValue registry entry on the Windows XP SP2-based computer. This entry specifies the number of seconds that the system waits before it tries to run the Group Policy startup script again. To find the value that will work for your configuration, define a decimal value of 60, and then incrementally increase this value until the problem is resolved.
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To add the GpNetworkStartTimeoutPolicyValue registry entry and to define the value, follow these steps: