I have a couple clients with whom I have VPN accounts where the VPN servers are configured with short timeout periods. (5 minutes, I believe.) If I'm using VPN, and I hop over to a local application even for a brief period of time, I get a timeout. To reestablish my work on the client server, I typically have to logon via VPN and then logon via RD as well. It's a pain. Is there a little applet out there (or even a BAT script, VBS script, or a VB.NET piece of code) that would maintain a minimal level of activity through the VPN tunnel that would prevent these timeouts?