Configure a Persistent Connection or a Disconnect Interval

Updated: April 30, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

By default, the wizards configure a site-to-site connection to be an on-demand rather than a persistent connection, and the idle time before disconnecting the on-demand connection is set to 5 minutes. You can change these defaults.

To configure a persistent connection or a disconnect interval

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

  1. On the calling router, open the Routing and Remote Access snap-in.

  2. In the console tree, under the router you want, click Network Interfaces. Right-click the appropriate demand-dial interface in the details pane, and then click Properties.

  3. Click the Options tab, and then, under Connection type, do one of the following:

    • If you want change the default disconnect time, accept the default Demand dial (on-demand) option, and then select an interval in the Idle time before hanging up list.

    • If you want a connection that is always available, select Persistent connection.

  4. Specify values for Redial attempts and Average redial intervals.