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You cannot completely disconnect a Terminal Server connection
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After a Terminal Server client loses the connection to a Terminal Server, the session on the Terminal Server may not transition to a disconnected state, instead, it may remain active even though the client is physically disconnected from the Terminal Server. If the client logs back in to the same Terminal Server, a totally new session may be established, and the original session may still remain active.
This issue can occur because Terminal Server implements a Keep Alive mechanism.
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Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server EditionTo work around this issue, follow these steps:
Windows 2000 ServerTo work around this issue, follow these steps:
Windows XP and Windows Server 2003To work around this issue, follow these steps:
Article ID: 216783 - Last Review: February 27, 2007 - Revision: 6.4