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Specify the Idle Timeout for Server Connnections (Windows NT/2000/XP)

Specifies the amount of idle time that a circuit is allowed before being disconnected. If this parameter is set to a low value, it saves server resources but reduces performance because of client overhead in reconnecting.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "Disc" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|DiscREG_DWORD0x0000000F (15)|
Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\
Value Name: Disc
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: 0 to infinite minutes (Default is 15)

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Last modified: April 4, 2002