Remote Desktop Session Expires Due to Inactivity

Posted on 2006-04-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Using Remote Web Workplace to remotely access a WindowsXP desktop on a SBS2003 network. After 15 minutes of idle, I get the message from RWW (with an IE icon): "Your Remote Desktop session has expired due to inactivity. etc ..." What setting controls this? Is it a server-side setting or some IE setting? How do I change it?
Question by:dfessend
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    Hi dfessend,

    Well, it's actually 20 minutes.  And yes, it's a server-side setting.  You can have it be 120 minutes just by unchecking the "I'm using a public or shared computer" box on the logon screen.

    Generally this is sufficient for most people.  However, if you want to alter these times, you need to change the registry settings on the server.
    Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SmallBusinessServer\RemoteUserPortal there are two keys:

    PublicTimeOut  and TrustedTimeOut

    The values are in minutes and the maximum setting on either of these is 482 (although I really don't suggest that you increase them if you don't need to).


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