Solved

Lock RDS session

Posted on 2014-11-21
6
270 Views
Last Modified: 2014-12-02
In our network the fatclient lock after some idle time. I need the same for our RDS server. I can see a GPO configured with settings below. It's linked to the OU with the user accounts.

GPO
How can i configure GPO so the RDS sessions will lock after some time?
0
Comment
Question by:SvenIA
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
Joshua Grantom earned 500 total points
ID: 40457485
You can create a GPO for your RDS servers and set the session limits.

Go to Computer Configurations > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Session Time Limits.

Set these to what you want and then apply the gpo to the OU that has the Terminal Servers in them.
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:SvenIA
ID: 40457510
Thanks for your reply Joshua. Will this logoff the sessions, or just lock em? And under scope, what do i configure under scope filtering? Leave it to authenticated user?
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Joshua Grantom
ID: 40457544
This will disconnect the sessions after the idle time, If you have it linked to the OU that the RDS servers are in you can either leave it at authenticated users or you can add each RDS server and remove Authenticated Users. (I would only do this if there are other machines in the OU that you do not want this applied to)

To allow it just to lock, your above policy should apply to any user in that OU even when they are logging into an RDS server. The issue could be that your screensavertimeout and the session timeout are the same so you do not actually see the session lock, it just disconnects.
0
Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:SvenIA
ID: 40470444
I placed a GPO on the OU with the RDS server and configured session time out settings. It works great!

One more question. Can i exclude a few users from this policy somehow?
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Joshua Grantom
ID: 40473839
The GPO is applying based on the computer configuration so I believe  you cannot exclude any Users from it.
0
 
LVL 7

Author Closing Comment

by:SvenIA
ID: 40475652
Thanks a lot for your help. Much appreciated!
0

Featured Post

Edgartown IT Case Study

Learn about Edgartown's quest to ensure the safety and security of the entire town's employee and citizen data. Read the case study!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A company’s centralized system that manages user data, security, and distributed resources is often a focus of criminal attention. Active Directory (AD) is no exception. In truth, it’s even more likely to be targeted due to the number of companies …
Did you know that more than 4 billion data records have been recorded as lost or stolen since 2013? It was a staggering number brought to our attention during last week’s ManageEngine webinar, where attendees received a comprehensive look at the ma…
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to restore single file or folder from Bare Metal backup image of their system. Tutorial shows how to restore files and folders from system backup. Often it is not needed to restore entire system when onl…
Are you ready to implement Active Directory best practices without reading 300+ pages? You're in luck. In this webinar hosted by Skyport Systems, you gain insight into Microsoft's latest comprehensive guide, with tips on the best and easiest way…

729 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