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XP Remote Desktop Times Out Closes Applications

      We have a user who remotes in to a terminal server from home. Once connected to the terminal server they then remote to their pc through remote desktop. This connection, (to their pc), is timing out sometimes if they get busy doing something else and it also closes any applications that they have open at the time. I would like to either increase the time to time out or eliminate it. The pc that they are connecting to is running XP. Any help would be appreciated.

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Windows XP

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John Gobert

8/22/2022 - Mon


This appears to address the terminal server settings. I don't want to touch that, I want to set it for the pc that they remote to once logged into the terminal server.
John Gobert

There is a registry key that you can update in XP to increase the idle timeout.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\terminal services\MaxIdleTime

I believe the default is 15 minutes (900,000 milliseconds).  Just increase the value to one you feel is appropriate and test it.

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Thank you. I will give the registry key first. It will be a couple of days before I can post results. Thanks again.

The DWORD MaxIdleTime is not there on the xp machine.
John Gobert

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