Windows Server 2008 – Multiple RDP Sessions

In Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, multiple remote desktop sessions is not configured by default.

Multiple RDP Sessions

Here is a quick way to enable it.

Step 1

Launch your start menu (Win Key), and type gpedit.msc.

Windows Server 2008 Gpedit

Step 2

Under Computer Configuration browse down to Administrative Templates > Windows Components.

Windows Server 2008 Windows Components

Step 3

Then browse to Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Connections

Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Session Host - RDP Sessions

Step 4

Right click on “Limit number of connections” and select Edit. Select Disabled.
Right click on “Restrict Remote Desktop Services users to a single Remote Desktop Services session” and select Edit. Select Disabled.
You should now be able to connect with at least 2 simultaneous users through RDP to your server.

2k8 - gpedit disable

For more information you can also read Microsoft’s article: “Configure the Number of Simultaneous Remote Connections Allowed for a Connection.”

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