Modifying the Session Timeout Settings

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Secure Configuration Manager 6.x
Secure Configuration Manager 7.x


You can specify whether Core Services terminates a console session that has been idle for a designated amount of time. You can also specify how often Core Services checks for idle sessions. When a session times out, the console user must log on again. Processes that the user starts before the timeout occurs continue to function.


Launch the Core Services Configuration Utility in Advanced mode.  
Use Windows Explorer to go to Program Files (x86)\Netiq\Secure Configuration Manager\Core Services\bin.  
Right click on config.bat and choose Run as Administrator.  
Select the Advanced tab.
Change vss/session/timeout/enabled to true.  Set vss/session/timeout/mins to the number of minutes the session can be idle before timing out. Set vss/session/check/mins for how often to check for idle sessions
For example, you can configure Core Services to check every 15 minutes for idle sessions, and to cancel sessions that have been idle for more than 10 minutes.

vss/session/timeout/enabled:  true
vss/session/check/mins:         15
vss/session/timeout/mins:       10


Idle console sessions can affect performance.