Configure Network Options preference extension policy processing

This policy setting allows you to configure when preference items in the Network Options preference extension are updated.

If you enable this policy setting, you can configure processing options for VPN Connection and DUN Connection preference items.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, VPN Connection and DUN Connection preference items are allowed to process across a slow network connection, to be applied during background processing, and to process even if the Group Policy objects (GPOs) are unchanged. By default, background processing priority is "Idle."

Notes:

1. The "Allow processing across a slow network connection" option updates preference items even when the update is transmitted across a slow network connection, such as a telephone line. Updates across slow connections can cause significant delays.

2. The "Do not apply during periodic background processing" option prevents the system from updating affected preference items in the background while the computer is in use. When background updates are disabled, preference item changes do not take effect until the next user logon or system restart.

3. The "Process even if the Group Policy objects have not changed" option updates and reapplies the preference items even if the preference items have not changed. Many policy implementations specify that they are updated only when changed. However, you might want to update unchanged preference items, such as reapplying a desired preference setting in case a user has changed it.

Supported on: At least Windows Server 2003 operating systems or Windows XP Professional with SP2
Allow processing across a slow network connection
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Group Policy\{3A0DBA37-F8B2-4356-83DE-3E90BD5C261F}
Value NameNoSlowLink
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value0
False Value1
Do not apply during periodic background processing
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Group Policy\{3A0DBA37-F8B2-4356-83DE-3E90BD5C261F}
Value NameNoBackgroundPolicy
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Process even if the Group Policy objects have not changed
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Group Policy\{3A0DBA37-F8B2-4356-83DE-3E90BD5C261F}
Value NameNoGPOListChanges
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value0
False Value1
Background priority


  1. Normal
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Group Policy\{3A0DBA37-F8B2-4356-83DE-3E90BD5C261F}
    Value NameBackgroundPriorityLevel
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3
  2. Below Normal
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Group Policy\{3A0DBA37-F8B2-4356-83DE-3E90BD5C261F}
    Value NameBackgroundPriorityLevel
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
  3. Lowest
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Group Policy\{3A0DBA37-F8B2-4356-83DE-3E90BD5C261F}
    Value NameBackgroundPriorityLevel
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  4. Idle
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Group Policy\{3A0DBA37-F8B2-4356-83DE-3E90BD5C261F}
    Value NameBackgroundPriorityLevel
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0


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