Timeout for startup\shutdown scripts - please help

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000 Active Directory' started by Harry Bates, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. Harry Bates

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    Is there a time out for Startup\Shutdown scripts via GP? If so can I change
    the time alotment value?

    -Harry Bates
    Lockheed-Martin
     
    Harry Bates, Sep 30, 2003
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  2. Hello Harry,

    Yes, there is a way to change the "time out", please see the article listed
    below:
    256320 Startup Scripts May Appear to Hang Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=256320

    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
    interval.

    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.

    Thank You.

    Diana.



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    diasmith [MSFT], Nov 3, 2003
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