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Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2


HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop


Data type Range Default value


Milliseconds in decimal

20000 (20 seconds)


Specifies how long the system waits for user processes to end after the user attempts to log off or to shut down Windows Server 2003. When the time specified in this entry expires, the End Task dialog box appears, stating that the process did not respond. If the value of AutoEndTasks is 1, the system ends the process automatically.

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