It’s tempting and easy to just close Remote Desktop Sessions rather than log off. Unfortunately, this can cause problems where only one or two sessions are allowed to be open at a time.
If you’re Windows license only allows 1 open connection, it can be easy to leave your own session connected and then bar entry again in the future.
Cameron over at Sumo Consulting posted the steps to automatically log off RDP users when they close their windows rather than properly logging them off.
I set mine to log them off 10 minutes after they close the window.
Here are his instructions:
- On the server, go to "Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > teminal Services Configuration"
- Select "Connections", then right click on RDP-Tcp and select Properties
- Select the Sessions tab and Check the "Override user settings" checkbox.
- Choose the criteria under which you’d like to start killing off sessions.