Session limits policy settings

The Session Limits section contains policy settings that control how long sessions remain connected before they are forced to log off. These settings do not apply to Windows Server VDAs.

Disconnected session timer

This setting enables or disables a timer that specifies how long a disconnected, locked desktop can remain locked before the session is logged off.

By default, disconnected sessions are not logged off.

Disconnected session timer interval

This setting specifies how many minutes a disconnected, locked desktop can remain locked before the session is logged off.

By default, the time period is 1,440 minutes (24 hours).

Set time limit for disconnected sessions

Set time limit for disconnected sessions is a Microsoft policy. This policy is available in Group Policy Management Console under User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Session Time Limits.

Enable the following two settings:

  • Set the time for the disconnected sessions.
  • End session when time limits are reached.

For more information on this policy, see Microsoft KB - Session Time Limits.

Session connection timer

This setting enables or disables a timer that specifies the maximum duration of an uninterrupted connection between a user device and a desktop.

By default, this timer is disabled.

Session connection timer interval

This setting specifies the maximum number of minutes for an uninterrupted connection between a user device and a desktop.

By default, the maximum duration is 1,440 minutes (24 hours).

Session idle timer

This setting enables or disables a timer that specifies how long an uninterrupted user device connection to a desktop is maintained if there is no input from the user.

By default, this timer is enabled.

Session idle timer interval

This setting specifies how many minutes an uninterrupted user device connection to a desktop is maintained if there is no input from the user.

By default, idle connections are maintained for 1,440 minutes (24 hours).