Software Installation policy processing

Determines when software installation policies are updated.

This setting affects all policies that use the software installation component of Group Policy, such as policies in Software Settings\Software Installation. You can set software installation policy only for Group Policy objects stored in Active Directory, not for Group Policy objects on the local computer.

This policy overrides customized settings that the program implementing the software installation policy set when it was installed.

If you enable this setting, you can use the check boxes provided to change the options. If you disable this setting or do not configure it, it has no effect on the system.

The "Allow processing across a slow network connection" option updates the policies even when the update is being transmitted across a slow network connection, such as a telephone line. Updates across slow connections can cause significant delays.

The "Process even if the Group Policy objects have not changed" option updates and reapplies the policies even if the policies have not changed. Many policy implementations specify that they are updated only when changed. However, you might want to update unchanged policies, such as reapplying a desired setting in case a user has changed it.


Supported on: At least Windows 2000
Allow processing across a slow network connection
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Group Policy\{c6dc5466-785a-11d2-84d0-00c04fb169f7}
Value NameNoSlowLink
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value1
True Value0
False Value1
Process even if the Group Policy objects have not changed
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Group Policy\{c6dc5466-785a-11d2-84d0-00c04fb169f7}
Value NameNoGPOListChanges
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value1
True Value0
False Value1

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