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Hello - How can I set a windows server 2008 r2 to auto log off remote desktop session of non-admin users after say about 5mins of idle time.
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by:johny911
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by:comfortjeanius
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From the Server Manager

Click -------> Roles -------> RD Session Host Configuration  ---------> Under Connectionss

Right-click ----> Properties -------> Session tab

Check "Override user settings
"Idle session limit:"

Click "Override user settings
"Disconnect from session"
Click Apply.
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Sounds like this would work but would it kill the admin user session also?
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Here you can do it from group policy then

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Session Time Limits


•User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Session Time Limits

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This will more than likely affect the admins as well.

These Group Policy settings will take precedence over the settings configured in Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration, both User and Computer is set, then Computer takes precedence.
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Please see attached - is this the right place to make the change?
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by:comfortjeanius
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Yes if you want to configure the user settings and not the computer.
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by:titan123
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A very nice blog post for your query...

http://anandthearchitect.wordpress.com/2008/08/01/how-to-logoff-remote-desktop-sessions-via-command-line-tools/

And moreover in the command prompt you can type in this...

n cmd basically:

C:..>quser /server:localhost

USERNAME SESSIONNAME ID STATE IDLE TIME LOGON TIME

adminx console 0 Active . 2013-01-21 01:10

adminx rdp-tcp#5 1 Active . 2013-01-21 15:59

C:...>logoff /server:localhost 0 /v

Logging off session ID 0

C:...>quser /server:localhost

USERNAME SESSIONNAME ID STATE IDLE TIME LOGON TIME

adminx rdp-tcp#5 1 Active . 2013-01-21 15:59

C:...>

Hope it works for you.

Thanks.
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by:johny911
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Accurate!!
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