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05.10.2011

Applying computer setting Slow. Add verbose status.

Hi Guys.

So your computer is slow to boot and getting stuck on Applying computer Settings. You would like to see exactly where it is lagging.

Well you can do one of the following so give a verbose status rather than just applying computer settings.

How to enable verbose startup, shutdown, logon, and logoff status messages
You can enable verbose status messages by using Group Policy Object Editor or by editing the Windows registry.
To enable verbose status messages by using Group Policy Object Editor
To enable verbose status messages by using Group Policy Object Editor, use the method that is appropriate to your situation:
In a domain environment
If you are in a domain environment and you want to enable verbose status messages on a group of computers, follow these steps:
Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
Right-click the container for the domain or the organizational unit to which you want to apply the policy settings, and then click Properties.
Click the Group Policy tab.
Click New, and then type a descriptive name for the new Group Policy object (GPO).
Click the new GPO that you created, and then click Edit.
Expand Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, and then click System.
In the right pane, double-click Verbose vs normal status messages.
Click Enabled, and then click OK.
Close Group Policy Object Editor, click OK, and then quit Active Directory Users and Computers.
Note Windows ignores this setting if the Remove Boot / Shutdown / Logon / Logoff status messages setting is turned on.
On a stand-alone computer or a single computer
If you are using a stand-alone computer or if you want to enable verbose status messages on only one computer, follow these steps:
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK.
Expand Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, and then click System.
In the right pane, double-click Verbose vs normal status messages.
Click Enabled, and then click OK.
Close Group Policy Object Editor, and then click OK.
Note Windows ignores this setting if the Remove Boot / Shutdown / Logon / Logoff status messages setting is turned on.
To enable verbose status messages by using Registry Editor
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ ) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

To use enable verbose status messages by editing the registry, follow these steps:
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
Type verbosestatus, and then press ENTER.
Double-click the new key that you created, type 1 in the Value data box, and then click OK.
Quit Registry Editor.
Note Windows does not display status messages if the following key is present and the value is set to 1:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\DisableStatusMessages

Orignal Document “http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325376”