The value of the parameter (a decimal integer)
represents the number of minutes of inactivity before a connection
is considered dead, and it is disconnected. The deadtime only takes
effect if the number of open files is zero.
This is useful to stop a server's resources being
exhausted by a large number of inactive connections.

Most clients have an auto-reconnect feature when a
connection is broken so in most cases this parameter should be
transparent to users.

Using this parameter with a timeout of a few minutes
is recommended for most systems.

A deadtime of zero indicates that no auto-disconnection should be performed.

Example: 15

Supported on: At least Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 family

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Samba\smb_conf\deadtime
Value Namedeadtime
Default Value10080
Min Value
Max Value


Administrative Templates (Computers)