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Microsoft® Windows® Group Policy Guide by William R. Stanek, Derek Melber, Darren Mar-Elia, The Microsoft Group Policy Team

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Group Policy over Slow Links

The availability of network bandwidth can affect how Group Policy settings are applied. By default, some policies are not processed across a slow network connection. If the network link speed between a client and the authenticating domain controller falls below the default slow link threshold of 500 kilobits per second (Kbps), only the administrative template (registry-based) settings and security settings are applied. When the available bandwidth between the client and the domain controller falls below this preset threshold, the client is said to be on a slow link.

If necessary, you can modify the default slow link behavior by using a policy setting that appears under both Computer Configuration and User Configuration ...

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