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The ConnectionTimeout for a Web site is set to a non-default value

The information in this article applies to:

  • Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server

  • Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server

  • Application-tier server

  • Health check

The Best Practices Analyzer tool for Team Foundation Server checks the connection time-out for the Web sites on which Team Foundation Server relies. 

An error appears if the connection time-out for a Web site is not the default value. This value determines the length of time in seconds before the server disconnects an inactive user. The default value is 120 seconds for the default Web site and the SharePoint Central Administration Web site. The default value is 3600 seconds (1 hour) for the Web sites on which Team Foundation Server and Team Foundation Server Proxy rely.

To resolve this issue, change the connection time-out to the default value that the error message specifies for the affected Web site.

Required Permissions

To perform these procedures, you must be a member of the Administrators security group on the application-tier server for Team Foundation.

To change the connection time-out for a Web site in IIS 6.0

  1. Log on to the application-tier server.

  2. Open the Start menu, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

  3. In the tree pane, expand the local computer, and then expand Web Sites.

  4. Right-click the Web site that the error specifies, and click Properties.

  5. On the Web Site tab, in the Connection timeout box, type the default value that the error specifies.

  6. Click OK.

To change the connection time-out for a Web site in IIS 7.0

  1. Log on to the application-tier server.

  2. Open the Start menu, point to Administrative Tools, right-click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, and then click Run as administrator.

  3. In the Connections pane, expand the local computer, and then expand Sites.

  4. Click the Web site that the error specifies.

  5. In the Manage Web Site area, click Limits.

  6. In the Connection timeout box, type the default value that the error specifies.

  7. Click OK.

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