SplWOW64.exe prevents RDP sessions from disconnecting.

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Guest, Jan 27, 2007.

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    Guest Guest

    I just set up a new WS2003/64 bit Terminal Server with all updates. I have a
    legacy Delphi application run by Remote Desktop clients. I don't experience
    this problem in Windows 2000/32 bit Terminal Server. I discovered that the
    problem appears to be that splwow64.exe is not closing after the application

    I tried the registry setting for SplWOW64TimeOut. This seems to work after
    several minutes (when set to 1 minute). But this is too long to wait;
    especially if the user wants to quit. For some reason, my users don't like
    having to wait 2 minutes or more to quit an application. Especially when the
    feedback that they get on close is a locked up blank blue screen. This is
    particulary unacceptable for users on thin client terminals who cannot open a
    second RDP session before the previous session times out.

    I haven't found any references to fixing this problem; other than the
    SplWOW64TimeOut registry setting.

    This is a real show stopper for migrating to Windows Server 2003/64 bit
    Terminal Server.

    Does anyone have a solution to this problem?
    Guest, Jan 27, 2007
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    BMTaylor10 Guest

    Did anyone find an answer to this?
    BMTaylor10, May 5, 2009
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    Kirk.RS Guest

    The answer to this is that MS in their infinite wisdom, decided not t
    add this new background process/service to their list of TS processe
    within the registry. So when your application quits, the TS Sessio
    treats SPLwow64.exe as an application!

    Save the following details to msrdp-x64-fix.reg

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


    Just run file on any x64 terminal Server.


    Kirk.RS, Oct 26, 2009
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