Roaming Profile Delay If No Network Available - How To Reduce Delay


  • Hello!  I have a Windows 7 laptop that is connected to the domain.  The user account I am using has a roaming profile set up.  While on the network, the roaming profile works very well and the user can log in after about 5-10 seconds.  However, when there is no network connection, the laptop takes about 30 seconds to log in.  The laptop gets delayed at the "Please wait for the User Profile Service" step of the login process. 

    To clarify, by "no network connection" I mean that there is no Ethernet cable attached and the wireless device is turned off using the hardware wireless switch on the laptop.  I've also tried to disable both the adapters in Windows, but this does not help either.

    Is there a group policy or change that can be made to the laptop that would speed up the login process when there is no network connection at all?

    Sunday, February 21, 2010 3:04 AM

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    Thank you for your post here.


    30 Seconds is the default timeout for loading roaming profile. You may customize the setting by configure the group policy setting "Timeout for dialog boxes". For more information, please refer to:


    Timeout for dialog boxes


    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know.





    Monday, February 22, 2010 3:58 AM
  • Thanks for responding Miles!  I tried the GP you mentioned and it did not help.  In reading the GP, it indicates that it is only supported on Server 2003, XP and W2K.  So, it appears that this GP is no longer valid in Win7.

    Do you know of another way to lower/remove this delay?

    Monday, February 22, 2010 5:10 AM
  • Hi, did you ever fix this?
    Sunday, December 11, 2011 2:39 PM