Solved

Missing setting in 2008 server GPOs

Posted on 2013-12-04
6
571 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Hi experts.

Weird: although the policy Computer Config - Administrative Templates -> System -> Group Policy -> Change Group Policy Processing to run asynchronously when a slow link is detected has the (client side) requirement "at least windows Vista", it is nowhere to be found on vista's gpedit, nor on windows 7. In Windows 8.1, it's present, however.

Same with the GPMC: that policy is not present on our DC unless I use RSAT for windows 8.1 to connect to it. The DC is a server 2008, it knew all other vista-level-policies so far.

What am I missing? Can somebody confirm this?
Background: I have no problem with RSAT, but I am simply sure that it should be there without.
0
Comment
Question by:McKnife
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:jmanishbabu
ID: 39694929
To specify policy settings for Group Policy slow link detection for computers, you use the Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy node. To set this policy for users, you use the User Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy node. The connection speed is set for kilobits per second (Kbps).

For User Profiles, the Slow network connection time-out for user profiles policy is located in the Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon node. This policy has support for both pinging the server and checking the performance of the file system. This is because user profiles can be stored anywhere, and that server may or may not have IP support. Therefore, the user profile code first tries to ping the server. If the server does not have IP support, it falls back to measuring the file system's performance. You must specify connection speeds in both kilobytes per second (Kbps) and milliseconds (ms) when setting this policy.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc758898%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
0
 
LVL 54

Author Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 39695159
Sorry, what is this? I had not asked for the dictionary entry for "slow link detection", jmanishbabu. Please re-read my question.
0
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
Mahesh earned 250 total points
ID: 39695330
Yes, this settings is new and introduced in Windows 8 and windows server 2012
I have checked on windows 2012 server, its there.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/grouppolicy/archive/2013/05/23/group-policy-and-logon-impact.aspx

Mahesh
0
Is Your DevOps Pipeline Leaking?

Is your CI/CD pipeline a hodge-podge of randomly connected tools? You’ve likely got a tool to fix one problem & then a different tool to fix another, resulting in a cluster of tools with overlapping functionality. Learn how to optimize your pipeline with Gartner's recommendations

 
LVL 54

Author Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 39695463
Ah, so the regkey would have worked with vista all the time but only since win8/2012 we can set the policy...that's really not happening very often that MS introduced new policies for older OS :) But it seems so.
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Mahesh
ID: 39695545
Unfortunately vista is not famous as win7, I assumes that policy is published for win7 \ win8+ MS has provided the backward compatibility as much as possible all the way to vista but may be its not possible to drill down up to XP due to may be some technical limitations.

For Example, GP Preferences has been introduced in 2008 server, but its application is available with WinXP with CSE patch installation.

What I think, MS is trying to maintain backward compatibility as much as possible.

Mahesh
0
 
LVL 54

Author Closing Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 39695925
Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Office 365 Training for Admins - 7 Day Trial

Learn how to provision tenants, synchronize on-premise Active Directory, implement Single Sign-On, customize Office deployment, and protect your organization with eDiscovery and DLP policies.  Only from Platform Scholar.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Last week, our Skyport webinar on “How to secure your Active Directory” (https://www.experts-exchange.com/videos/5810/Webinar-Is-Your-Active-Directory-as-Secure-as-You-Think.html?cid=Gene_Skyport) provided 218 attendees with a step-by-step guide for…
Had a business requirement to store the mobile number in an environmental variable. This is just a quick article on how this was done.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges. Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …

751 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question