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Time-out for User Profile Dialog Boxes (Windows NT/2000)

When the user is presented with a dialog box requesting User Profile information, this specifies the amount of time in seconds before the dialog box is closed and the default is accepted. The default value is 30 seconds.

Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "ProfileDlgTimeOut" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|ProfileDlgTimeOutREG_DWORD0x0000003c (6)|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVers...|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: ProfileDlgTimeOut
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: 1 to 600 (seconds)

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Last modified: January 4, 1999