Advanced Settings

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

Windows SBS 2008 automatically configures Remote Web Workplace settings. If you are an advanced user, you can manually change some settings in the registry if necessary.


Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on the computer.

To change the server time-out setting for Remote Web Workplace

  1. On the Windows SBS 2008 server, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

  2. At the User Account Control prompt, click Continue.

  3. In the left pane, double-click the name of the server to expand the tree.

  4. Double-click Sites to expand it, and then double-click SBS Web Applications to expand it.

  5. In SBS Web Applications Home, double-click Session State.

  6. In Cookie Settings, change the Time-out (in minutes) to the desired amount of time.

  7. Click Apply to save the changes.

To change the client time-out setting for Remote Web Workplace

  1. Open Registry Editor.

  2. Open the following registry key:


  3. In the Value data box, type the number of minutes that you want to elapse before the Remote Web Workplace session times out.


The value you enter should not be larger than 1440. Otherwise, Connect to a computer and Connect to a server will not function properly.

  1. Click OK.

To add a Terminal Services server in Application mode to the Select Computer drop-down list in Remote Web Workplace

  1. Open Registry Editor.

  2. Open the following registry key:



If the RemoteUserPortal key does not exist, create it.

  1. Create the following multi-string (REG_MULTI_SZ) key:


  2. Type the name of your terminal services server. Type one name per line.

    Verify that the name is exactly the same as the server. If a server key already exists, modify its value. If the type isn’t correct, remove it first, and then recreate it.

  3. Click OK.

To create a new registry key that shows all computers

  1. Open Registry Editor. To do this, click Start, in the search field type regedit, and then press ENTER.

  2. In the User Account Control window, click Continue.

  3. Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SmallBusinessServer.

  4. Right-click SmallBusinessServer, click New, and then click Key.

  5. Name the key BusinessProductivity.

  6. Right-click BusinessProductivity, click New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.

  7. Name the new value ShowAllComputers.

  8. Double-click ShowAllComputers, and then, in the Value data text box, type 1.

  9. Click OK, and then close Registry Editor.