disconnect session / reset session immediately

Posted on 2010-09-15
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I am running windows 2003 terminal server and I want my users that log in to have their session terminate immediately upon closed or broken session.  I do not want the user to be able to log back in and get a suspended session.  How can I do this?

Question by:halejr1
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vanbarsoun earned 250 total points
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In the terminal services configuration, right-click on the RDP-tcp connection, go to the sessions tab and check the "override user settings" and choose radio button "end session".

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ID: 33687922
Thanks vanbarsoun, I did that prior to posting my question and it doesn't seem to work.  when I terminate the session and log back in, it come up where it left off with the prior application open where I left it....

Any thoughts on why this is happening?


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And just to make sure, you DID completely log off your session after making this change and THEN test it, correct? (so that the new settings take effect)

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Karim-Said earned 250 total points
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make sure that "End a Disconnected Session" is set to 1 Minute
make sure that you override user settings

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