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JSI Tip 2491. Set the default response to the locally cached profile message, when logging on over a dial-up network.

If you are running Windows NT SP4 or greater (client and server), including Windows 2000, you can set the default response to the subject message.

When a client logs on over a slow network, they receive a prompt, asking if they should use the locally cached profile, to avoid downloading the server based profile.

An administrator can set the default response by using Regedt32 to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

On the Edit menu, Add Value name SlowLinkProfileDefault, as a REG_DWORD data type. Set the data value to:

1 to Download Profile
0 to use Local Profile

NOTE: The default for Windows NT 4.0 is 1. The default for Windows 2000 is 0.

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