Set the number of synchronization retries for servers running Password Synchronization

This policy setting allows an administrator to set the number of password synchronization retries that Password Synchronization can attempt in the event a synchronization attempt fails. If you enable this policy setting the number of retries specified in the policy setting applies to all affected computers in the domain that are running Password Synchronization. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting individual computers that are running Password Synchronization retry synchronization the number of times specified on the Configuration tab of the Password Synchronization Properties dialog box. Note: Valid values that can be specified for the number of retries are whole numbers 0 through 9. The default value if the policy setting is enabled is 3.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> PswdSync # MaxRetries_state; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> PswdSync # MaxRetries

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Password Synchronization


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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