How to Enable Multiple Remote Desktop Connections

Windows Servers
How to Enable Multiple Remote Desktop Connections
By default, Windows allows each user to have one concurrent connection to the server.  This setting can be disabled to allow multiple concurrent administrators.
NOTE: Unless additional licenses are purchased from Microsoft, Windows imposes a limit of two concurrent Remote Desktop connections.
 
  1. Log into you server through remote desktop.
  2. Configure the Group Policy Setting
    1. Press the windows key and type mmc.  Run the mmc application.
    2. Inside of the console, click File > Add/Remove Snapin
      1. In the Add or Remove Snapins Dialog, select Group Policy Object Editor and click Add.
      2. In the Select Group Policy Object dialog, click Finish
      3. In the Add or Remove Snapins Dialog, click OK.
    3. Navigate to Console Root > Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Connections
      1. Double-Click on Restrict Remote Desktop Services users to a single Remote Desktop Session.
      2. In the dialog that appears, select Disabled and then click OK.
    4. Close the Microsoft Management Console.
  3. Apply the new Group Policy Setting
    1. Press the windows key and type cmd to run the command line interface.
    2. Type gpupdate and press enter to refresh your group policy settings.
You will now be able to have multiple concurrent connections to the server.

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