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Specify maximum wait time for Group Policy scripts

This policy setting determines how long the system waits for scripts applied by Group Policy to run. This setting limits the total time allowed for all logon logoff startup and shutdown scripts applied by Group Policy to finish running. If the scripts have not finished running when the specified time expires the system stops script processing and records an error event. If you enable this setting then in the Seconds box you can type a number from 1 to 32000 for the number of seconds you want the system to wait for the set of scripts to finish. To direct the system to wait until the scripts have finished no matter how long they take type 0. This interval is particularly important when other system tasks must wait while the scripts complete. By default each startup script must complete before the next one runs. Also you can use the “”Run logon scripts synchronously”” setting to direct the system to wait for the logon scripts to complete before loading the desktop. An excessively long interval can delay the system and inconvenience users. However if the interval is too short prerequisite tasks might not be done and the system can appear to be ready prematurely. If you disable or do not configure this setting the system lets the combined set of scripts run for up to 600 seconds (10 minutes). This is the default.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> System # MaxGPOScriptWait

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Scripts

Notes

* 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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