Windows 2003 Terminal Service sessions will not logoff
Posted on 2004-10-02
I manage a 2003 Terminal Server. Normally, we have 30 active sessions at a time. We run several apps including Office, Pervassive SQL client, Attachemante, and several other small apps.
Users access this server from XP and 2000 clients.
The server ran perfectly for many months. About 2 months ago we started having a problem. Users can not logoff the server. They can close the session by clicking on the 'X', but when they do a start > logoff, the server appears to hang forever.
I have setup group policy to force a disconnected session to logoff after 1 minute of inactivity. This works. Through Terminal Manager, I can force a logoff or disconnect.
For many reasons, closing a session by logging off is a much preferred method of exiting a session.
My thinking is that this problem was possibly caused by an update, but I can't confirm this.
Any thoughts on this?