Would you like to learn how to use a group policy to disconnect the Remote desktop users after a period of inactivity on Windows? In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a group policy to disconnect the remote desktop users after a 5 minutes period of inactivity.
• Windows 2012 R2
• Windows 2016
• Windows 2019
• Windows 10
• Windows 7
Tutorial GPO – Disconnect Remote desktop session after inactivity
On the domain controller, open the group policy management tool.
Create a new group policy.
Enter a name for the new group policy.
In our example, the new GPO was named: MY-GPO.
On the Group Policy Management screen, expand the folder named Group Policy Objects.
Right-click your new Group Policy Object and select the Edit option.
On the group policy editor screen, expand the User configuration folder and locate the following item.
Access the folder named Session time limits.
Enable the item named: Set time limit for active but IDLE Remote desktop service sessions.
Select the desired time limit for the inactive session.
In our example, a time limit of 5 minutes of inactivity was configured.
To save the group policy configuration, you need to close the Group Policy editor.
The system will present a warning message 2 minutes before disconnecting the Remote desktop session.
Congratulations! You have finished the group policy configuration to disconnect idle sessions of the Remote desktop service after a time limit.
Tutorial GPO – Time limit for inactive Remote desktop session.
On the Group policy management screen, you need to right-click the Organizational Unit desired and select the option to link an existent GPO.
In our example, we are going to link the group policy named MY-GPO to the root of the domain.
After applying the GPO you need to wait for 10 or 20 minutes.
During this time the GPO will be replicated to other domain controllers.
In our example, we used a GPO to configure a time limit to inactive Remote desktop sessions.
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