Configure a Persistent Connection or a Disconnect Interval

Published: April 30, 2010

Updated: April 30, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

By default, the wizards configure a site-to-site connection to be an on-demand rather than a persistent connection, and the idle time before disconnecting the on-demand connection is set to 5 minutes. You can change these defaults.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

  1. On the calling router, open the Routing and Remote Access snap-in.

  2. In the console tree, under the router you want, click Network Interfaces. Right-click the appropriate demand-dial interface in the details pane, and then click Properties.

  3. Click the Options tab, and then, under Connection type, do one of the following:

    • If you want change the default disconnect time, accept the default Demand dial (on-demand) option, and then select an interval in the Idle time before hanging up list.

    • If you want a connection that is always available, select Persistent connection.

  4. Specify values for Redial attempts and Average redial intervals.

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