Remote Desktop Timelimit

I needed to keep a Windows XP machine which I connected to using RDP connected all the time – until I logged off.

The default was set to log me off after 30 mins or so of inactivity which meant I had to go through the whole process of logging on again!

It appears the only way to achieve this is by editing some registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindows NTTerminal Services

Delete the MaxIdleTime key.

If MaxDisconnectTime key is also present then delete that as well.

Now my RDP connection stays connected as I wanted.

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Author: James

IT Manager - Network, Web coding, MS SQL and Online Mapping expert

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