Group Policy Editing takes 10 Minutes to Open

  • 7000111
  • 16-Apr-2008
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management


When attempting to create or edit a group policy the ZCM Group Policy Tool box hangs for 10 minutes, then closes and the group policy is presented for editing.


Set the group policy setting Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>System>Group Policy>Turn off background refresh of Group Policy to "disabled"

Additional Information

The group policy on the Admin workstation performs a refresh of the group policy before editing it. If "Turn off background refresh of Group Policy" is enabled, it will not refresh the policy, and will timeout after 10 minutes (10 minutes is the default timeout setting for gpupdate).