Terminal Server in SBS 2008 Environment

Posted on 2011-04-20
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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

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borki earned 2000 total points
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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.

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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.

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