Category Archives: Windows Server 2012

Enable multiple RDC sessions from one user in Windows 2008\2008R2

Windows 2008

    1. Log into your server through Remote Desktop Connection (instructions for connecting to your server through RDC can be found here).
    2. Open MMC by navigating to Start > Run and typing “mmc”. Click OK.
    3. Go to File > Add/Remove Snap-In and choose Group Policy Object. Click Add and then Finish. Click OK.

 

4. Expand Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Terminal Services > Terminal Server > Connections.

 

5. Right-click Restrict Remote Desktop Services users to a single Remote Desktop session and choose Properties. Select the radio button for Disabled

and click OK.

 

6. Close out of MMC and you can now connect with the same login username with multiple sessions.

Windows 2008 R2

      1. Log into your server through Remote Desktop Connection
      2. Open MMC by navigating to Start > Run and typing “mmc”. Click OK.
      3. Go to File > Add/Remove Snap-In and choose Group Policy Object. Click Add and then Finish. Click OK. 
      4. Expand Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Connections.

 

    1. Right-click Restrict Terminal Services users to a single Remote Desktop session and choose Properties. Select the radio button for Disabled and click OK.

 

6. Close out of MMC and you can now connect with the same login username with multiple sessions.