Automatic reconnection

Specifies whether to allow Remote Desktop Connection clients to automatically reconnect to sessions on an RD Session Host server if their network link is temporarily lost. By default a maximum of twenty reconnection attempts are made at five second intervals. If the status is set to Enabled automatic reconnection is attempted for all clients running Remote Desktop Connection whenever their network connection is lost. If the status is set to Disabled automatic reconnection of clients is prohibited. If the status is set to Not Configured automatic reconnection is not specified at the Group Policy level. However users can configure automatic reconnection using the “Reconnect if connection is dropped” checkbox on the Experience tab in Remote Desktop Connection.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Terminal Services # fDisableAutoReconnect

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Remote Desktop Services -> Remote Desktop Session Host -> Connections


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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