Session Time Limits

Thinstuff Support

Sometimes you might want to set specific time limits or change the default behaviour for disconnected remote desktop users.

A detailed control over the session handling, can be achieved by activating several group policies:

1. Open your group policy editor (Start -> Run -> gpedit.msc)

2. Navigate to Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Remote Desktop Services -> Remote Desktop Session Host -> Session Time Limit

3. Please reboot your machine, after you have changed a group policy or run command "gpupdate /force" in your command prompt. 

Note: In case your machine is joined to a domain, local computer group policies may be overwritten by domain policies.

Following policies are available:

  • Set time limit for disconnected sessions

    Specify the maximum amount of time that a disconnected session remains active on the server.

  • Set time limit for active but idle sessions

    Enable this policy to set to disconnect active but idle remote desktop sessions after a specified amount of time.

  • Set time limit for active sessions

    Set a time limit to automatically disconnect active sessions after the specified amount of time.

  • End sessions when time limits are reached

    Specify a time limit for active or idle remote desktop sessions. The user will get logged out instead of disconnected.


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