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Windows® Group Policy Administrators Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Configuring Slow-Link Detection

A computer connected to a local area network (LAN) does not necessarily have a fast link, nor does a computer connected using a remote connection necessarily have a slow link. The default value for what Group Policy considers a slow link is any rate slower than 500 kilobits per second (Kbps). You can change this threshold by using Group Policy.

Slow-Link Detection Essentials

Active Directory uses slow-link detection to help reduce network traffic during periods of high latency. This feature is used by Group Policy clients to detect increased latency and reduced responsiveness on the network and then take corrective action to reduce the likelihood that processing Group Policy will further saturate the network. Once ...

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