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Terminal Services RemoteApp™ Session Termination Logic

There are several heuristics and session time limit Group Policy settings that dictate the lifetime of a RemoteApp session. The main difference in behavior between a RemoteApp session and a regular full desktop session is that there is no explicit way for the user to either log off or disconnect a RemoteApp session.

The procedure for when to end a RemoteApp session involves two stages. In the first stage, heuristics are applied to determine whether the session needs to be disconnected. If the session needs to be disconnected, stage two is triggered. In stage two, Group Policy settings are used to decide if and when to log off the disconnected RemoteApp session.

Stage I: When should the RemoteApp session be disconnected?

Several factors are considered in deciding when to disconnect a RemoteApp session. The session disconnection is triggered when all RemoteApp windows and user launched system tray icons are closed. The following flow chart shows the decision-making process. Each step is discussed in detail below.

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