[Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]
NT4 will update the domain list if the cached list's age exceeds two minutes. This can cause delays when unlocking a workstation.
Windows NT4 will update the domain list if the cached list's age exceeds two
minutes (by default). This feature is beneficial to users from a newly trusted
domain who need to log on to workstations or servers that have been locked by a
previous user. Adjusting the following registry entry allows modification to the
time period in which the domain list becomes out-of-date. The valid range for
this entry is 2 minutes (default) to 1 day, specified in the number of seconds.
Note that modifying this value could result in users not seeing the current
domain list. Hive:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Key:Software\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Name:DcacheMinInterval Type:REG_DWORD Value:120-86400(decimal expressed in seconds)