Specify a per machine (random) delay for cache refreshed background tasks

This group policy allows you to specify a per machine (random) delay, in minutes, for cache refreshed background tasks.

When there are more than one machines joined to the same domain and a number of those machines schedule background tasks to frequently access AD at the same time, the convergence of these activities causes a delay in AD. If you stagger these activities, you can avoid the convergence.

Once defined, scheduling background tasks calculates a random period of time within the interval and adds the same time to the delay of the tasks. If you change the interval setting, the period of time is recalculated. This only applies to newly scheduled background tasks.

The default setting is 0 and no delay. This policy modifies the queueable.random.delay.interval setting in the Centrify DirectControl configuration file.