Terminate session when time limits are reached

Specifies whether to terminate a timed-out Remote Desktop Services session instead of disconnecting it.

You can use this setting to direct Remote Desktop Services to terminate a session (that is, the user is logged off and the session is deleted from the server) after time limits for active or idle sessions are reached. By default, Remote Desktop Services disconnects sessions that reach their time limits.

Time limits are set locally by the server administrator or in Group Policy. See the "Set time limit for active Remote Desktop Services sessions" and "Set time limit for active but idle Remote Desktop Services sessions" settings.

If the status is set to Enabled, Remote Desktop Services terminates any session that reaches its time-out limit.

If the status is set to Disabled, Remote Desktop Services always disconnects a timed-out session, even if specified otherwise by the server administrator.

If the status is set to Not Configured, Remote Desktop Services disconnects a timed-out session, unless specified otherwise in local settings.

Note: This setting only applies to time-out limits that are deliberately set (in the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration tool or Group Policy Management Console), not to time-out events that occur due to connectivity or network conditions. Also note that this setting appears in both Computer Configuration and User Configuration. If both settings are configured, the Computer Configuration setting overrides.


Supported on: At least Windows Server 2003 operating systems or Windows XP Professional
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
Value NamefResetBroken
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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