This configuration parameter specifies the maximum number of seconds to allow to complete UDP binding. The agent will attempt to bind twice. If the first bind request is not complete within the period specified by this parameter, the agent sends a second request with a timeout period that is double the setting of this parameter. If both bind requests fail to complete within the allotted time, the agent sets its status to disconnected.

For example, if you set this parameter to 10 seconds and the bind request is not complete within 10 seconds, the agent sends a second bind request and waits a maximum of 20 seconds for the bind to complete before assuming the computer is disconnected from the network or Active Directory is unavailable.

In most cases, you set this configuration parameter using group policy. You can, however, set it manually in the configuration file if you are not using group policy or want to temporarily override group policy.

If you are manually setting this parameter, the parameter value should be a positive integer. The default value for this parameter is 15 seconds. For example:

adclient.udp.timeout: 15