If you are experiencing drop-offs or losing connections to your remote server there are several things you can try.
- If you are using a wireless connection try using an ethernet cable
- Turn off the power-down option on the wireless or ethernet card
- Change the connection details on the rdp connection
The following information relates to editing the rdp file.
There is a setting in the .rdp file that can improve the latency of the connection. If you edit the rdp file with Notepad, find the line saying "ConnectionType" and change the value to a 3 so that the line will look like "ConnectionType:i:3".
This value effectively tells the rdp connection to be more forgiving (better latency) if there is no response from your router or the remote server and to have more retries.