Automatic reconnection

Specifies whether to allow Remote Desktop Connection clients to automatically reconnect to sessions on an RD Session Host server if their network link is temporarily lost. By default, a maximum of twenty reconnection attempts are made at five second intervals.

If the status is set to Enabled, automatic reconnection is attempted for all clients running Remote Desktop Connection whenever their network connection is lost.

If the status is set to Disabled, automatic reconnection of clients is prohibited.

If the status is set to Not Configured, automatic reconnection is not specified at the Group Policy level. However, users can configure automatic reconnection using the "Reconnect if connection is dropped" checkbox on the Experience tab in Remote Desktop Connection.

Supported on: At least Windows Server 2003 operating systems or Windows XP Professional

Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
Value NamefDisableAutoReconnect
Enabled Value0
Disabled Value1


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