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Server 2003 Remote desktop idle timeout limits

By jvennix ·
I am having a problem with remote desktop sessions timeingout after a short time. Is there anyway to increase the time before users RDPing into the server need to log back in?

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You can increase timeout periods via Group Policy

by james6570 In reply to Server 2003 Remote deskto ...

Click Start>Run, Type gpedit.msc and hit enter


Under local computer policy>Computer configuration>Administritive Templates>Windows componants>Terminal services>Terminal server>Session time limits

You can configure your time limits there.

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Re: Server 2003 Remote desktop idle timeout limits

by christianshiflet In reply to Server 2003 Remote deskto ...

As previously stated, you can use group policy, which will inpact all computers that are joined to your domain. You can also use the Terminal Services Configuration console under Administrative Tools on the server you are connecting to. From there select Connections and right-click and select Properties on the connection you wish to configure. There are a number of tabs available to control how every computer will connect to the server. Exceptions can then be made, if necessary, from Active Directory for individual users.

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terminal services

by jvennix In reply to Re: Server 2003 Remote de ...

I have tried both of these suggestions however I have not had any success. Under the RDP-Tcp properties I have override user settings checked to never end a disconnected session. As well as having the active session limit set to never same for idle session limit. Still about a 10 window before RDP users are required to log back on.

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Try this

by Wizard-09 In reply to terminal services

If so then the idle timeout is set somewhere else.

Session timeouts can be set:

On the Connection object

Start-->Run-->tscc.msc-->right-click RDP-Tcp-->Properties-->Sessions tab

On the User object

Active Directory Users & Comp-->right-click the user-->Properties-->Sessions tab

On the Group Policy object

Edit the GPO-->User-->Admin-->Win Comp-->Term Serv-->Sessions

And

Edit the GPO-->Comp-->Admin-->Win Comp-->Term Serv-->Sessions

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Re: terminal services

by christianshiflet In reply to terminal services

Another possibility, though unlikely to impact all computers identically, is that the computer's network cards are turning off after a certain time. Does the disconnection usually occur when the PC goes into screen saver or standby?

Also, when the user logs back in, do they return to the previous disconnected session or are they creating a new session? This will atleast let you know if the session is being disconnected or terminated/reset. Let us know.

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issue solved

by jvennix In reply to Re: terminal services

It ended up being a screen saver setting that required a password on resume. Thanks for all the help everyone.

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Screensaver settings may also be relevant

by jorgon2 In reply to Server 2003 Remote deskto ...

If you are still having trouble, try also extending the time for the screensaver to kick in on the server (Control Panel, Display) and uncheck the "password required to continue" box.

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