Multiple RDP Sessions for Windows 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • How do I allow multiple, simultaneous user logins (RDP) to my Windows 7 server?
    Wednesday, July 14, 2010 5:25 PM


All replies

  • Well I think you will find that the license for windows 7 only allows for a single user, so multiple RDP sessions would be against the TOS (Term of service) there are third party tools out there but many get your windows license blacklisted.

    Microsoft has server class OS's with license for this.

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:52 PM
  • Hi,


    By default, Windows 7 doesn’t support multiple Remote Desktop sessions. You can see the following article for information:


    Remote Desktop Connection 7 for Windows 7, Windows XP & Windows Vista


    However, you may make it work by using some third party methods. I would like to share the following sites personally:


    Enable Multiple User Access/Concurrent User Sessions For Remote Desktop on Windows 7


    How To Allow Multiple Remote Desktop Connections on Vista


    Please note: the above methods are at your own risk, Microsoft doesn’t guarantee any accuracy on contacting information.


    Best Regards


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    • Marked as answer by Dale Qiao Tuesday, July 20, 2010 7:32 AM
    Friday, July 16, 2010 9:16 AM
  • Would this be legal?
    Saturday, October 26, 2013 1:54 PM
  • did you get a reply?
    Saturday, January 11, 2014 5:36 PM
  • hello 

    if you have using windows xp means 

    multiple RDP session using third part tools available.

    below the link you  can download and try.





    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 10:59 AM
  • How do I allow multiple, simultaneous user logins (RDP) to my Windows 7 server?

    You need a Windows Terminal Server to use functionality like that, O/S aren’t meant for this.

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 11:03 AM
  • Hello,

    there are any product called Windows Server!!!

    if you want working with RDP Access than you need to purchase Windows Server product includes the Terminal Server Role. with Windows Server CALs + RDS CALs you can aaccess reotely to your Server.

    however, if you mean Remote Access Technologies than on the Microsoft licensing Terms of Windows 7 pro is mentionned the following:

    Remote Desksession” means the experience of interacting with the software, directly or indirectly, through any combination of input, output and display peripherals. Other users may access a session from any device using these technologies, if the remote device is separately licensed to run the software.

    · Other Access Technologies. You may use Remote Assistance or similar technologies to share an active session.

    h. Media Center Extender. You may have five Media Center Extender Sessions (or other software or devices which provide similar functionality for a similar purpose) running at the same time to display the software user interface or content on other displays or devices.

    i. Electronic Programming Guide. If the software includes access to an electronic programming guide service that displays customized television listings, a separate service agreement applies to the service. If you do not agree to the terms of the service agreement, you may continue to use the software, but you will not be able to use the electronic programming guide service. The service may contain advertising content and related data, which are received and stored by the software. The service is not available in all areas. Please consult the software information for instructions on accessing the service agreement.

    j. Related Media Information. If you request related media information as part of your playback experience, the data provided to you may not be in your local language. Some countries or regions have laws and regulations which may restrict or limit your ability to access certain types of content.

    k. Worldwide Use of the Media Center. Media Center is not designed for use in every country. For example, although the Media Center information may refer to certain features such as an electronic programming guide or provide information on how to configure a TV tuner, these features may not work in your area. Please refer to the Media Center information for a list of features that may not work in your area.



    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 1:08 PM
  • Monday, December 7, 2015 11:45 AM
  • Dear Dale,

    Can you confirm that making this change does not violate legal bindings in any way.



    Friday, December 18, 2015 1:59 PM
  • This is in essence, a 'crack', and some third party programs that allow you do this may in fact work well, but as with any crack, you never know what else is going on under the hood after that

    Miguel Fra | Falcon IT Services

    Sunday, February 7, 2016 6:57 PM
  • First of all, Windows 7 is not a server edition. Any solution to enable multiple and concurrent RDP login on Window 7 is illegal since it will violate the license due to modifications in the distributed Windows system default DLL.

    Crack/patch does not guarantee what is happening underneath.

    Better go legal with Windows Server editions (2008/2012).



    Thursday, March 17, 2016 6:12 AM