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All my experience RDPing into Windows Server 2008 (albeit not much) has shown that it never locks to the login screen after a period of inactivity, this is really great.

However on Windows Server 2003, if I leave the RDP window out of focus for a certain period of time it locks the screen and makes me type my password. This gets really annoying when I have many different sessions open and need to switch around or I step away from my desk for a moment (I always lock my physical workstation).

Is there any way I can get it to stop locking me out like this so the session just stays keeps the desktop open?

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There isn't anything special to this, simply go to your desktop, right click and do properties and either disable the screen saver or uncheck On resume, password protect

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Why didn't I think of that? Thank you sir! – ioSamurai Aug 12 '11 at 20:20
hehe! When you spend time doing complicated things (guessing you are!) You sometimes just overlook the simple/easy things! – William Hilsum Aug 12 '11 at 20:57

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