Keep Connected

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

If a Windows NT Lotus Notes client fails to connect or continually drops connections to a database: the client time-out value may need to be increased to maintain a dormant connection. This tends to happen to Lotus Notes clients when there is no activity on the network connection. This is also true for net shares. The default is 10 minutes (600secs). Its not a big issue except for Notes clients but you can reduce some network traffic (awakening dormant connections), if you lengthen the KeepConn period.

Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters
Name: KeepConn
Value: 2000 decimal

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