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

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  1. synner

    synner New Member

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    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. PhilipW

    PhilipW New Member

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    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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