Prefer authentication credentials source

Use the Prefer Authentication against cached credentials policy to authenticate the user using the cached credentials first, regardless of the current connectivity state with the Active Directory domain controller.

By default, the parameter associated with this policy is set to false. You can enable this policy to reduce traffic on slow networks. However, if the Active Directory credentials are not synchronized with the cached credentials, you run the risk of undesired side affects when the computer is online.

This group policy modifies settings in the agent configuration file. For more information about the configuration file and this configuration settings, see adclient.prefer.cache.validation.