Lock RDP session when idle for a specified period of time.

synner

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#1
Hello, guys!

How do I configure Windows 7 to lock my RDP session only (but not the console session) after predefined time of inactivity (idle)? By default Windows 7 does not disconnect or lock RDP sessions.

Brief Google search suggested these guides:
Thinstuff F.A.Q | Support Topics - Config RDP timeout.
Disable Remote Desktop Auto Lock Screen on Idle - Lock via Screen saver.
How to Disable Lock Screen Using Group Policy | eHow.com - Lock via Screen saver policy.

But the solutions suggested there (when enabled) lock my console session as well.

Any advice?
Thanks!
 


#2
On the run command type "gpedit.msc"
Go to "Computer Configurations"
> "Administrative Templates"
> "Windows Components"
> "Remote Desktop Services"
> "Remote Desktop Session Host"
> "Session Time Limits"
Then on the right you will see various options for setting limits.
I don't believe you can differentiate between RDP and Console RDP for time limits on Windows 7.
There are similar settings under:
> "User Configuration"
> "Administrative Templates"
> "Windows Components"
> "Remote Desktop Services"
> "Remote Desktop Session Host"
> "Session Time Limits"
 


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