Select network detection on the server

This policy setting allows you to specify how the Remote Desktop Protocol will try to detect the network quality (bandwidth and latency).

You can choose to disable Connect Time Detect, Continuous Network Detect, or both Connect Time Detect and Continuous Network Detect.

If you disable Connect Time Detect, Remote Desktop Protocol will not determine the network quality at the connect time, and it will assume that all traffic to this server originates from a low-speed connection.

If you disable Continuous Network Detect, Remote Desktop Protocol will not try to adapt the remote user experience to varying network quality.

If you disable Connect Time Detect and Continuous Network Detect, Remote Desktop Protocol will not try to determine the network quality at the connect time; instead it will assume that all traffic to this server originates from a low-speed connection, and it will not try to adapt the user experience to varying network quality.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Remote Desktop Protocol will spend up to a few seconds trying to determine the network quality prior to the connection, and it will continuously try to adapt the user experience to varying network quality.

Supported on: At least Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 or Windows RT
Select Network Detect Level


  1. Use both Connect Time Detect and Continuous Network Detect
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameSelectNetworkDetect
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Turn off Connect Time Detect
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameSelectNetworkDetect
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Turn off Continuous Network Detect
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameSelectNetworkDetect
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
  4. Turn off Connect Time Detect and Continuous Network Detect
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
    Value NameSelectNetworkDetect
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3


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