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

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
Properties

Article ID: 969535 - Last Review: Mar 31, 2009 - Revision: 1

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