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Can Windows 10 be configured to accept multiple (more than 2) remote desktop connections at the same time? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Greetings -

    We like to be able to have multiple users to remotely connect to the same Windows 10 Enterprise computer at the same time.

    Is it possible?

    I think I saw a software called RDPwrap, but I do not think our company would allow third party software.

    Thank you

    C


    • Edited by Carbond Friday, December 1, 2017 1:24 AM
    Friday, December 1, 2017 1:23 AM

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  • Hi Carbond.

    You cannot do that, unless you use a third party software like the one that you've mentioned or you perform "strange" operations on the Windows system files (which is not a supported operation, of course).
    Anyway, trying to increase the number of allowed simultaneous RDP connections in a Windows desktop OS will represent an EULA violation.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MCTS, MOS, MTA

    Friday, December 1, 2017 3:56 PM
  • You can do this with Terminal Services or RDS which are Microsoft products, this is NOT cheap.. Licensing etc, it's pretty expensive.. Honestly it is cheaper to just run the machine you need multiple connections to, and clone it.. use a shared network path for files, and just have two different machines you can RDP into.. 

    Details can be found here: 

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/welcome-to-rds



    • Edited by themanindbox Friday, December 15, 2017 9:25 PM
    • Proposed as answer by themanindbox Friday, December 15, 2017 9:25 PM
    Friday, December 1, 2017 6:35 PM
  • Hi,

    This article can give you some ideas, please refer to the link:

    Multiple RDP (Remote Desktop) sessions in Windows 10

    https://www.mysysadmintips.com/windows/clients/545-multiple-rdp-remote-desktop-sessions-in-windows-10

    Please Note: Since the websites are not hosted by Microsoft, the links may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    The third-party product discussed here is manufactured by a company that is independent of Microsoft. We make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

    Best Regards,

    Tao


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    Monday, December 4, 2017 4:44 AM
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  • Tao,

    Is there a Microsoft approved software add-on or method to allow multiple RD sessions to Windows 10?

    If it cannot be done officially, let me know.

    Thank you

    C

    Tuesday, December 5, 2017 1:32 AM
  • After my search, Microsoft doesn't have such official tools to perform this task, I'm afraid you may need to use 3rd - party softwares.

    Thank you for understanding.


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    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 1:32 AM
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  • Tao,

    Is there a Microsoft approved software add-on or method to allow multiple RD sessions to Windows 10?

    If it cannot be done officially, let me know.

    Thank you

    C

    No: as far as I know, allowing multiple remote desktop sessions in Windows 10 is neither officially allowed nor supported by Microsoft (it is also related to licensing).

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MCTS, MOS, MTA

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 8:50 AM
  • Hi Luigi,

    We bought Windows 10 Pro because it allows to have multiple connections, and we used it daily with no problems. Now it stopped working, anytime a new remote connection is established, the logged in user is asked to log off; do you know how to make it work again? I don't want to break any rule, and above all to lose time trying to make some patch, that's why we bought a Pro license.

    Ciao

    Daniele 

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 6:40 AM
  • Windows 10 only allow one concurrent user log on.
    Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:53 PM
  • I have to roll back and get this feature.  This was a bug letting multiple user accessing windows 10 and they fixed it... 


    detail here


    • Edited by bbaniya Thursday, July 12, 2018 8:41 AM
    Thursday, July 12, 2018 8:40 AM