Slow Link detection for Group Policy using Windows Vista and later

The Group Policy infrastructure has always provided functionality to detect slow links. However, the means by which Group Policy determines this are different between operating systems prior to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista. Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 Group Policy uses the ICMP protocol to determine a slow link between the […]
The Group Policy infrastructure has always provided functionality to detect slow links. However, the means by which Group Policy determines this are different between operating systems prior to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista. Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 Group Policy uses the ICMP protocol to determine a slow link between the Group Policy client and the domain controller. This process’s documented in Microsoft Knowledgebase article 227260: How a slow link is detected for processing user profiles and Group Policy.