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.

Important:

The settings described in this article do not apply to Windows Server VDAs. For more information about configuring session time limits for Server VDAs, see Microsoft KB - Session Time Limits.

Disconnected session timer

This setting enables or disables a timer that specifies how long a disconnected, locked desktop remains locked before the session is logged off. If this timer is enabled, the disconnected session is logged off when the timer expires.

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).

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. If this timer is enabled, the session is disconnected or logged off when the timer expires. The Microsoft End session when time limits are reached setting determines the next state for the session.

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 the user supplies no input. When this timer expires, the session is placed in the disconnected state and the Disconnected session timer applies. If the Disconnected session timer is disabled, the session is not logged off.

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).