We use RDP right on our office LAN for certain workers (all running XP Pro SP2) to log into Windows Server 2003, on which we run our order entry system and other programs. After some relatively few minutes of "idle" time when the user is not actively sending keystrokes or mouse moves to the server, RDP (or the server itself perhaps?) requires that the user enter their password again to regain access to their session. This is particularly annoying to everyone.
How can we either a) extend the idle time before the password must be re-entered; or b) disable the idle timeout with its password re-entry requirement altogether? Note that I am not talking about a disconnected or terminated session. The session is still active and the programs running in the session are still running. It's just that the user must re-enter their password in order to continue to use the session. Thank you.