Server 2003 Session Idle Lock

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JHS

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Hello,

I've been searching the web for an hour trying to find a solution to this, and I'm sure there must be someone and some way to do this.

In Windows Server 2003, when you run the Terminal Server to allow remote client logins, there is a "feature" the locks down the sesison if the person is idle for mroe than about 5 minutes. When the person comes back to their computer, they have to log in again to get at whatever they were using.

How / where do you find the security option to edit that active session idle timeout value? We want to increase it to about 10 or 15 minutes because its a damn pain in the *** to have to log in to your own session again every 5 minutes. Thanks in advance for any help!
 
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Look at the servers GPO section you can set the idle timeout for Terminal Services through GPO
 

JHS

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Its jsut 1server running Windows Server 2003.
I went through the gpedit.msc approach to check the security settings in there - no luck. Only has timings for disconnection or an idle session (not lock). Or are you talking about another place?
 
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Sorry your right that is logoff and not lock... I don't know where that is let me break out some books.
 
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I think the lock time is set as whatever the lock time is in the screensaver section on the display properties. I don't think its individual for Terminal services.
 
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Yup thats it. I just dumped mine down from 10 mins lock to 1 min lock and it locked right up. Check your screensaver tab on the display properties and change it there.
 
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