Re: Applying Security Policy Takes Forever

From: Darren Mar-Elia (
Date: 06/29/04

Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 11:20:56 -0700

Are you setting file system or registry security in that policy? Those are
pretty expensive operations that can take a while when they first run.

Darren Mar-Elia
MS-MVP-Windows Management
"Ben Blackmore" <> wrote in message
> Hi,
> I have a PC that has suddenly developed a problem. For some reason it now
> takes 2mins 30seconds to apply the domain security policy, compared to
> week when it only took about 30 seconds.
> The machine is a clone of 5 other machies which are all in the same
> and are pretty much used just for label printing. The other machines all
> apply their security policies in under 1 min. The only thing I can think
> that has changed is the SUS Updates ran yesterday, however I don't think
> there were any updates installed on this particular machine.
> The spec is a HP e-pc (small form factor) P766, 128mb ram, 10gb disk,
> integrated intel 810 video, integrated 3com 905c-tx. The users logon with
> different usernames, however they all use the same profile.
> I have re-installed SP4, and checked the event viewer, which had nothing
> of the ordinary. I am just about to enable logging for security
> configuration client processing.
> Anyone have any suggestions as to what might be causing this?
> Cheers
> Ben