Set the number of synchronization retries for servers running Password Synchronization

This policy setting allows an administrator to set the number of password synchronization retries that Password Synchronization can attempt, in the event a synchronization attempt fails.

If you enable this policy setting, the number of retries specified in the policy setting applies to all affected computers in the domain that are running Password Synchronization.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, individual computers that are running Password Synchronization retry synchronization the number of times specified on the Configuration tab of the Password Synchronization Properties dialog box.

Note: Valid values that can be specified for the number of retries are whole numbers 0 through 9. The default value, if the policy setting is enabled, is 3.


Supported on: At least Windows Server 2008
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\PswdSync
Value NameMaxRetries_state
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

Set the number of Password Synchronization retries

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\PswdSync
Value NameMaxRetries
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value3
Min Value
Max Value9

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