I have a terminal server which works fine except for one thing: users are logged off after 2 hours, regardless of activity. I have Override user settings checked in the appropriate control window, and "End a disconnected session: Never" is set. But, I found the "Active session limit" is greyed out so I can't change it, and is set to 2 hours. The user (only 1 actually needs a session on this server for more than 2 hours at a time) is able to reconnect to his session immediately.


Any ideas?

thanks, -wes


If the setting on the server is unavailable then it's being set by GPO. Take a look at the settings that are configured in the GPO that's linked to whichever container or OU where the server's computer object is.

  • any idea where in the great big tree of Group Policy options that could be found? – wes Mar 1 '11 at 21:39
  • found it. gpedit.msc -> computer configuration -> administrative templates -> windows components -> terminal services -> sessions -> "sets a time limit for active terminal services sessions" - it was set to enabled. I flipped it to disabled. now the settings page looks right. hopefully the actual disconnects will stop happening too! thanks! – wes Mar 1 '11 at 21:48
  • Glad to help... – joeqwerty Mar 2 '11 at 1:37

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