Configure Timeout and Reconnection Settings for Remote Desktop Services Sessions
Posted by David Miles-Watson on 07 February 2014 02:51 PM

This article applies to Windows® 2008 VPS products.

Use the following procedure to specify the timeout and reconnection settings for a remote session:

  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Remote Desktop Services, and then click Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration
  2. Under Connections, right-click the name of the connection, and then click Properties
  3. In the Properties dialog box for the connection, on the Sessions tab, select the following options as necessary:
    • Select the Override user settings check box, and then set timeout settings for End a disconnected session, Active session limit, and Idle session limit
    • Select the Override user settings check box, and then select one of the following reconnection settings: Disconnect from session or End session
  4. Click OK. Changes to timeout and reconnection settings are not applied to sessions that are connected when the change is made. The changes will take effect the next time the user establishes a new connection to the RD Session Host server
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