Registry EditorWARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
Use Registry Editor to increase the default time-out period. To do this, follow these steps, and then quit Registry Editor:
NOTE: You cannot use this method to turn off the autodisconnect feature of the Server service. You can only use this method to change the default time-out period for the autodisconnect feature.
- Click Start, click Run, type regedit (Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003) or type regedt32 (Windows NT 4.0), and then click OK.
- Locate and then click the following key in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters
- In the right pane, click the autodisconnect value, and then on the Edit menu, click Modify. If the autodisconnect value does not exist, follow these steps:
- On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click REG_DWORD.
- Type autodisconnect, and then press ENTER.
- On the Edit menu, click Modify.
- Click Hexadecimal.
- In the Value data box, type ffffffff, and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following key in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanworkstation\parametersValue: KeepConn
Data type : REG_DWORD
Range : 1 to 65535 (sec)
Default value: 600 sec = 10 mins
Command LineNOTE: If you use this method, you may turn off the autotuning feature for the Server service.
To change the default time-out period for the autodisconnect feature of the Server service, open a command prompt, type the following line, and then press ENTER
NOTE: If you set the autodisconnect value to 0 (zero), the autodisconnect feature is not turned off, and the Server service disconnects mapped network drives after only a few seconds of idle time.
To turn off the autodisconnect feature, open a command prompt, type the following line, and then press ENTER:
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- Check whether the problem is fixed. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this section. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support.
For additional information about how to increase the default time-out period, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Article ID: 297684 - Last Review: May 16, 2017 - Revision: 2