Set the schedule for background upload of a roaming user profile's registry file while user is logged on

This policy setting sets the schedule for background uploading of a roaming user profile's registry file (ntuser.dat). This policy setting controls only the uploading of a roaming user profile's registry file (other user data and regular profiles are not be uploaded) and uploads it only if the user is logged on. This policy setting does not stop the roaming user profile's registry file from being uploaded at user logoff.

If "Run at set interval" is chosen, then an interval must be set, with a value of 1-720 hours. Once set, Windows uploads the profile's registry file at the specified interval after the user logs on. For example, with a value of 6 hours, the registry file of the roaming user profile is uploaded to the server every six hours while the user is logged on.

If "Run at specified time of day" is chosen, then a time of day must be specified. Once set, Windows uploads the registry file at the same time every day, as long as the user is logged on.

For both scheduling options, there is a random one hour delay attached per-trigger to avoid overloading the server with simultaneous uploads. For example, if the settings dictate that the user's registry file is to be uploaded at 6pm, it will actually upload at a random time between 6pm and 7pm.

Note: If "Run at set interval" is selected, the "Time of day" option is disregarded. Likewise, if "Run at set time of day" is chosen, the "Interval (hours)" option is disregarded.

If you enable this policy setting, Windows uploads the registry file of the user's roaming user profile in the background according to the schedule set here while the user is logged on. Regular profiles are not affected.

If this setting is disabled or not configured, the registry file for a roaming user profile will not be uploaded in the background while the user is logged on.

Supported on: At least Windows 7
Scheduling method:


  1. Run at set interval
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveMethod
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  2. Run at specified time of day
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveMethod
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2

The following settings are only required and applicable

if "Run at set interval" is selected.

Interval (hours):

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
Value NameUploadHiveInterval
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value12
Min Value1
Max Value720

The following settings are only required and applicable

if "Run at specified time of day" is selected.

Time of day:


  1. 00:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. 01:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. 02:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
  4. 03:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3
  5. 04:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value4
  6. 05:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value5
  7. 06:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value6
  8. 07:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value7
  9. 08:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value8
  10. 09:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value9
  11. 10:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value10
  12. 11:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value11
  13. 12:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value12
  14. 13:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value13
  15. 14:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value14
  16. 15:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value15
  17. 16:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value16
  18. 17:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value17
  19. 18:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value18
  20. 19:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value19
  21. 20:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value20
  22. 21:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value21
  23. 22:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value22
  24. 23:00
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
    Value NameUploadHiveTime
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value23


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