How to increase network time out on terminal server

Posted on 2006-04-25
Medium Priority
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

Accepted Solution

dmccurdy51 earned 2000 total points
ID: 16559344
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

ID: 16622549
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.



Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Learn about cloud computing and its benefits for small business owners.
ADCs have gained traction within the last decade, largely due to increased demand for legacy load balancing appliances to handle more advanced application delivery requirements and improve application performance.
Integration Management Part 2
Whether it be Exchange Server Crash Issues, Dirty Shutdown Errors or Failed to mount error, Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery has always got your back. With the help of its easy to understand user interface and 3 simple steps recovery proced…

850 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question