Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

We are testing a file transfer script that is started through a client session on a terminal server - the client is Ubuntu rdesktop. What we find is that the session is disconnected after a while, even though the file transfer is still running.

Is this a time out setting in Terminal server or likely another problem. Note that we probably don't have any "client activity", only the file transfer is running. It is a simple file copy to a locally mounted drive.

share|improve this question

Yes, it is a timeout on the terminal server. Activity qualifies as keyboard or mouse input.

If you do not want to increase this server-wide, it can be increased on a per-user account basis on the Sessions tab of the user account.

enter image description here

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.