This configuration parameter specifies the number of seconds before the agent will drop a socket connection to an inactive client.

In most cases, you set this configuration parameter using group policy. You can, however, set it manually in the configuration file if you are not using group policy or want to temporarily override group policy.

If you are manually setting this parameter, the parameter value must be an integer greater than zero. The following example sets the inactive client timeout to 900 seconds:

adclient.client.idle.timeout: 900

If you set this parameter to zero, the agent will never drop the socket connection. Therefore, you should always specify a value greater than zero.

If this parameter is not defined in the configuration file, its default value is 5 seconds.

Note:   You must restart adclient for changes to this parameter to take effect. There is a Group Policy setting for this property but changing it has no effect until adclient is restarted on the affected computers. (Ref: CS-18792c)