Terminal Server in SBS 2008 Environment

Posted on 2011-04-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We had a Windows 2008 Server that was functioning as the only server in the environment, AD Domain Controller, file and print service and a terminal server for a handful of users. We added a SBS 2008 server to the environment joining it to the current domain. After this the users Terminal Server sessions time out after about 10 mins of in activity. It was 30 mins before and everything seems to show 30 mins that we can find, but it still times out after 10 mins and the users have to re-enter there name and password to get back in. Any ideas?
Question by:dwordenjr1
    LVL 9

    Accepted Solution

    I am not sure how you actually did the step:
    "We added a SBS 2008 server to the environment joining it to the current domain."
    SBS is designed to be the primary DC, so you must have performed a full migration? It is also best practice NOT to use a DC as a TS host server.

    As far as I know, there are no terminal server specific group policies in SBS. Are the users actually logged-off their TS session, or is it just prompting for their credentials? If credentials are all that is asked for, I would check the screen saver settings and GPO that may have got a 10 minute delay.

    Author Comment

    SBS is the primary DC and yes, we did install SBS in migration mode.  The existing DC is now just TS, wiht AD being powered by SBS machine.

    We did verfiy the GPO was set to timeout after 30 min, it turned out to be the screen saver option in their TS profile that was causing the issue.

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    6 Surprising Benefits of Threat Intelligence

    All sorts of threat intelligence is available on the web. Intelligence you can learn from, and use to anticipate and prepare for future attacks.

    I was asked if I could set up a fax machine so that incoming faxes were delivered to people's Exchange inboxes and so that they could send faxes from their desktops without needing to print the document first.  I knew it was possible but I had no id…
    A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
    This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to configure their installation of BackupExec 2012 to use network shared disk space. Verify that the path to the shared storage is valid and that data can be written to that location:…
    This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…

    779 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

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    17 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now