Some idle session Group Policy settings do not work if you try to use them on a Microsoft Windows XP Professional-based computer that is in a domain environment

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When you try to use the following idle session Group Policy settings on a Microsoft Windows XP Professional-based computer that is in a domain environment, they do not work:
  • Set time limit for disconnected sessions
  • Terminate session when time limits are reached
  • Sets a time limit for active but idle Terminal Services sessions

    Note In Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or earlier, this setting is Set time limit for idle sessions.
This problem occurs because these idle session Group Policy settings were not originally designed to be used on a Microsoft Windows XP Professional-based computer that is in a domain environment. These idle session Group Policy settings do not apply to the console session (session 0).
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
32-bit editions of Windows XP
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   28-Feb-2005  03:19  5.1.2600.1633      32,768  Cfgbkend.dll        28-Feb-2005  03:19  5.1.2600.1633      30,720  Pchsvc.dll          28-Feb-2005  03:19  5.1.2600.1633      39,424  Racpldlg.dll        28-Feb-2005  03:19  5.1.2600.1633      44,544  Regapi.dll          28-Feb-2005  03:19  5.1.2600.1633      41,472  Safrslv.dll         26-Feb-2005  03:46  5.1.2600.1633     130,560  Sessmgr.exe         28-Feb-2005  03:19  5.1.2600.1633     200,192  Termsrv.dll         28-Feb-2005  03:19  5.1.2600.1633      88,064  Tscfgwmi.dll        26-Feb-2005  03:53  5.1.2600.1633     594,944  Xpsp2res.dll        28-Feb-2005  03:12  5.1.2600.2620     295,424  Termsrv.dll         25-Feb-2005  03:53          371,936  Updspapi.dll    
64-bit editions of Windows XP
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name        Platform   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------   28-Feb-2005  03:19  5.1.2600.1633     104,448  Cfgbkend.dll     IA-64   28-Feb-2005  03:19  5.1.2600.1633     110,592  Pchsvc.dll       IA-64   28-Feb-2005  03:19  5.1.2600.1633     106,496  Racpldlg.dll     IA-64   28-Feb-2005  03:19  5.1.2600.1633     127,488  Regapi.dll       IA-64   28-Feb-2005  03:19  5.1.2600.1633     111,616  Safrslv.dll      IA-64   26-Feb-2005  04:06  5.1.2600.1633     423,424  Sessmgr.exe      IA-64   28-Feb-2005  03:19  5.1.2600.1633     622,592  Termsrv.dll      IA-64   28-Feb-2005  03:19  5.1.2600.1633     326,144  Tscfgwmi.dll     IA-64   26-Feb-2005  04:13  5.1.2600.1633     594,432  Xpsp2res.dll     IA-64   28-Feb-2005  03:19  5.1.2600.1633      44,544  Wregapi.dll      x86   26-Feb-2005  03:53  5.1.2600.1633     594,944  Wxpsp2res.dll    x86   25-Feb-2005  03:50          639,712  Updspapi.dll     IA-64

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the Standard Terminology That Is Used to Describe Microsoft Software Updates
Content Maintenance bug 30972, Windows SE bug 123933, Service Request SRX040602605978

Article ID: 890864 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 09:01:29 - Revision: 3.0

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