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Terminal Server Lockout

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Hello we have order entry machines using terminal server to connect to our server to run an application. When workstations are idle for sometime - they come back to they machine and move the mouse to get ride of the screen saver and see a message that read "The workstation is in use and has been locked....". We have to have then enter the password for that remote desktop session in order for them to reconnect. How can I prevent this?

I have checked the settings on the server for Terminal Sererv Configuration --> RDP-Tcp Properties --> Logon Settings
and the first override is checked - End a disconected session is never - the idel session limit is never - the 2nd Over ride is not checked

For some reason I feel this is a client setting
Something to do with Screen Saver maybe of the Remote Desktop Settings?
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Hi jculkincys,

You're right - this is probably the screensaver.
It's a good idea to turn screensavers off under TS - they use a lot of bandwidth unnecessarily.

Look at your screensaver settings - there'll be an option like "lock" or "show login screen" or "show welcome screen".
Make sure that this isn't selected.

Sorry - I don't have a server to hand so I can't check the details.

Bear in mind that this is a per-user setting, so you'd be best doing it with group policy.

Does that help?
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I am having trouble finding the Terminal Server screen saver option in Group Policy. I have turned the "On Resume Password Protect" option off for the server.
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Thanks for the "A", I take it you got it sorted?
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Yepper Thanks alot
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