Allowing users to log into multiple RDS sessions concurrently.

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 18 Aug. 2011 / Last Updated on 18 Aug. 2011]

How to allow users to log into multiple Remote Desktop Services sessions concurrently.

The default behavior of Remote Desktop Services is that if a user is logged into a session and the user tries to log in to another session using the same account, the first session will be disconnected. If you want to enable RDS users to be able to be logged into multiple sessions concurrently using the same account, set the Set fSingleSessionPerUser registry key to a value of 0. This key is found under HLKM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server.

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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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