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Timeout for startup\shutdown scripts - please help

Harry Bates
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      30th Sep 2003
Is there a time out for Startup\Shutdown scripts via GP? If so can I change
the time alotment value?

-Harry Bates

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diasmith [MSFT]
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      3rd Nov 2003
Hello Harry,

Yes, there is a way to change the "time out", please see the article listed
256320 Startup Scripts May Appear to Hang Windows 2000

By default, the computer permits the combined set of scripts to run for up
to 600 seconds (10 minutes), but you can edit this policy to adjust this

To change the default time out value:

- Click Start, click Run, type "gpedit.msc" (without the quotation marks),
and then press ENTER.

- View Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon.

- Double-click "Maximum wait time for Group Policy scripts".

- Click Enabled. In the Seconds box, type a number from 1 to 32,000 for the
number of seconds you want the computer to wait for the set of scripts to
finish. To direct the computer to wait until the scripts have finished, no
matter how long they take, type 0.

This interval is particularly important when other computer 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" policy to direct the computer to wait for the logon scripts
to complete before loading the desktop. An excessively long interval can
delay the computer and inconvenience users. However, if the interval is too
short, prerequisite tasks might not be done, and the computer can appear to
be ready prematurely.

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