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Author Topic: Remote desktop, session reconnection & timeouts  (Read 3005 times)

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Remote desktop, session reconnection & timeouts
« on: December 02, 2005, 07:30:31 PM »
I ask because I'm not experienced at all with this kind of things (or in general with all things concerned with managing a Windows server).
I have a virtual private server / host to witch I can connect trough Remote Desktop.
Before the latest round of installed patches & reconfiguration (done by the hosting company), I was used to connect trough RDP, open some programs (for example, a BitTorrent client), then disconnect (without logging off), and reconnect maybe 10 minutes or 4 hours later and find again the desktop exactly as I had leaved it.

Now, instead, if I reconnect within a couple of minutes, all OK; if I leave some more time passing, I found that I was "logged off", and so my programs where closed with it. It then proceed to a new login.

Not knowing too much, I suppose there are some timeout settings involved, that somewhat have been changed.
I Googled a bit but haven't yet found something useful. Anyone can point me in the right direction / have some hints on where to look?

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Re: Remote desktop, session reconnection & timeouts
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2005, 08:55:48 PM »
Found the Terminal Service settings on the System Admin menu.
But as per the timeouts & settings listed, there shouldn't be any disconnection.

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Re: Remote desktop, session reconnection & timeouts
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2005, 07:53:41 AM »
Never mind. Got confirmation that they (the hosting company) forced some timeouts as a temporary mean to prevent some strange memory / resources leaking.

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Re: Remote desktop, session reconnection & timeouts
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2005, 08:04:17 AM »
ah that makes sense; thank's for letting us know the reason it was happening.