Set maximum server connection attempts

Specify the maximum number of servers Centrify DirectControl Agent should try to connect to when the default domain controller is down before deciding to run in disconnected mode.

This policy is used if the agent is unable to connect to its primary domain controller. If enabled, adclient will query DNS for a list of other domain controllers and try each server in the list up to the maximum number of servers you specify. For example, if you have a large number of replica domain controllers for a given domain, you may want to use this parameter to limit the number of servers for the agent to try to connect to in order to limit network traffic and improve performance.

The value should be a positive integer or 0. 0 means adclient will try to connect all domain controllers in the list one by one until connected to one of the servers successfully. The default value is 0.

This policy is ignored if you have defined a master domain controller for the zone the computer is a member of. If you have specified a master domain controller, the computer only connects to that domain controller.

This group policy modifies the adclient.server.try.max setting in the Centrify DirectControl configuration file.

Note: this setting was deprecated since 4.4.3 in adclient and resurrected in 5.1.0.

Supported on:

Synchronize background folders:

Synchronize interval (minutes):

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\Timeouts
Value Name
Default Value20
Min Value0
Max Value


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