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I get a warning event with ID 20499 for TerminalServices-RemoteConnectionManager.The error is:

Remote Desktop Services has taken too long to load the user configuration from server \server.domain.home for user administrator.

Yet, I don't see any issues (I'm guessing because that user is on the machine local). Why am I getting this warning?

I'm on Windows Server 2012 R2 connecting from a Windows 8.1.

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Are you asking a question? I don't see a question, I see a statement. – joeqwerty Aug 19 '14 at 23:22
What would trigger the warning? – Marc05 Aug 20 '14 at 21:25
Can you post the output of Get-NetOffloadGlobalSetting? – gtirloni Sep 6 '14 at 22:30
In order of "ReceiveSideScaling; ReceiveSegmentedCoalescing; Chimney; TaskOffload; NetworkDirect; networkDirectAcrossIPSubnets; PacketCoalescingFilter": Client Enabled; Disabled; Disabled; Enabled; Disabled; Blocked; Enabled. Server Enabled; Enabled; Disabled; Enabled; Enabled; Blocked; Disabled. – Marc05 Sep 7 '14 at 23:30
There is a thread on the MS boards about that. It has been going on since 2013. And no end in sight as of now (Feb 2016). Seems like a benign but annoying event. MS-Forums: Remote Desktop Services has taken too long to load the user configuration from server Event ID 20499 – StackzOfZtuff Feb 25 at 11:12

Apparently this can be triggered by using mRemote / Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RCDMan 2.2) or similar software.

The fix is to set TaskOffload = Disabled using Set-NetOffloadGlobalSetting


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Unfortunately, this didn't work. I both set TaskOffload to disabled in powershell, and disabled each TCP/IP offload feature on the adapter itself. I then restarted the server, but still get the same warning. – Marc05 Apr 25 '15 at 1:54

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