I login to a dedicated Windows 2003 server, under Administrator, with a remote desktop client, Microsoft RDC.
After 5 minutes of inactivity the server shuts me out and I have to reload RDC and login to the server again. This is good for security but I think this is causing problems for a Windows Schedule backup task I am running. The backup task keeps running for a while and then stops suddenly and waits for the next schedule to start again. The scheduled task runs under Administrator using the password too. I think it's stopping my backup task and logging out after 5 minutes.
First, is this likely to be the case? Second, if it is the case, how can I get around this?
I got around this by editing the server settings for session idle time. I did:
Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Terminal Services Configuration : Right Click Connection > Properties > Click Sessions Tab : Extend Idle Timer.
Now I don't get logged out, my scheduled tasks run without disturbance, I'm a happy chappy!