Event ID 257 — Remote Desktop Session Host Connections

Published: January 8, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2


Users can connect to an RD Session Host server to run programs, save files, and use network resources on that server. When a user disconnects from a session, all processes running in the session, including applications, will continue to run on the RD Session Host server.

The user logon mode on the RD Session Host server can be configured to prevent new user sessions from being created on the RD Session Host server. You might want to prevent new user sessions from being created on the RD Session Host server when you are planning to take the RD Session Host server offline for maintenance or to install new applications.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 257
Source: Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-RemoteConnectionManager
Version: 6.1
Message: Terminal Services Remote Connection Manager has finished start up. Return code %1


This is a normal condition. No further action is required.

Related Management Information

Remote Desktop Session Host Connections

Remote Desktop Services

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