How to increase network time out on terminal server

Posted on 2006-04-25
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hello Everyone

I was wondering if anyone knew how to increase the time terminal server waits before it considers a connection broken. Here is what I have…

I have a point to point wireless connection using Motorola canopy’s, the hop is about 9 miles.  From time to time I will loose the connection on the wireless for a few seconds, up to 10 or 15 while the canopy’s re-register.

I am connecting with remote desktop across the wireless from windows XP machines.  Currently connecting to a 2000 server, but I will be upgrading the server to 2003 this weekend.

When I have timeouts, sometimes the terminal server is saying the connection has been broken, and I will have to reconnect,  I would like to increase the amount of time the server (or client) waits before it considers a connection broken.  If I could get it to wait 30 seconds, that would be great.

I don’t even know if it can be done.  But if it can, I know this is were to find out how.

Thanks Guys,

Question by:chris_nt
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    Accepted Solution

    HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-TCP\KeepAliveTimeout

    Play with this setting it should allow you to keep your sessions alive longer.

    Author Comment

    Hello, I have not been able to try this yet, should be able to this week, didn't want you to think i has blown this off.



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