Dial-Up Networking Idle Disconnect Setting Overrides Connection Manager Idle Disconnect Setting

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After your connection has been idle for 20 minutes, your Connection Manager profile may disconnect. This may occur even though you previously set the AutoDisconnect feature in the profile to a value that is either longer or shorter than 20 minutes.
This problem can occur because by default the EnableAutoDisconnect feature of Connection Manager is disabled in the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\RemoteAccess\profile name
Value:EnableAutoDisconnect Reg_Dword
Default Value: 0

IMPORTANT: The hotfix that is listed in this article changes the default value of EnableAutoDisconnect to a value of one (enabled).
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.
More information
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

Article ID: 265830 - Last Review: 01/10/2015 07:42:42 - Revision: 4.0

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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