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

synner

New Member
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!
 

PhilipW

New Member
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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