Change RDP Session Timeout in XP

Posted on 2006-05-15
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
How do you increase the session timeout setting if the RDP host is XP computer?

Question by:ttelesca
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    Accepted Solution

    You can look here:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp

    Author Comment

    It looks like this is the location to make the adjustment, but do you know what entry to add to change idle timeout time to about 1 hour for example?
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    Expert Comment

    I don't know what timeout do you need.
    If you want to increase timeout before disconnect session, I think, it'll be MaxIdleTime.
    O! I have another idea. You can just use gpedit.msc and change timeout there. :)
    Computer Config\Adm Templates\Windows Components\Terminal Services\

    Author Comment

    In windows 2003 server the setting is called "Idle session limit", I simply change it 1 hour.  I'll try those suggestions and let you know if works in the meantime.

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