Open Session in Remote Desktop is continuously staying connected, even after closing session
Posted on 2013-06-12
We have a 2003 server running terminal services, not heavily used, mostly one or two connections/sessions on a regular basis. One internal machine that has no need to be accessing the terminal server (and doesn't connect to it intentionally) shows a constant, continuous session ope with the terminal server. It doesn't show up in the Terminal Services Manager tool where it shows a remote user or a user on the console; it shows up in Computer Management under Shared Folders/Sessions (usually where you'll go to see who's in what file/folder on a server). It shows '0' open files under # Open Files, but when we right-click on the session and select "Close Session", it gets deleted and then pops right back up upon refresh, showing the local user as the account being used to make the connection. I've gone to the machine reporting the connection, and nothing is running on that machine that would need the remote desktop connection. We've gone to that machine and checked the services to try to turn off anything that would open that connection but really can't find anything...It's not apparent that this constant connection is causing any problems, but we're concerned that it never closes and would like to shut it off. Any ideas? It's a little difficult to search for a solution because of the vagueness of the problem, so any information would be appreciated! Thanks!