Configure Idle Time Before Disconnect

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 7

You can use this procedure to configure how long Windows will allow a dial-up connection to remain idle before it disconnects the call.

Any user account can be used to complete this procedure.

To configure the idle time before disconnect

  1. Open the Network Connections folder and view available connections.

  2. Right-click the dial-up connection that you want to configure, and then click Properties.

  3. On the Options tab, in Redialing options, set Idle time before hanging up to the amount of idle time you want to allow before the client hangs up a connection.

Additional considerations

  • The remote access server might also have a disconnect timer. If Idle time before hanging up is set to a high time-out number, there is no guarantee that the connection will not disconnect before the time passes. This is because the server might disconnect before the interval that you specify with this setting.

See Also


Configure Dial-up Options
Configure Network Connections