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Concurrent Multiple Users in One Windows Server 2012 Virtual Machine RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I want to use my Windows Server 2012 Datacenter VM hosted in Azure to be used by many concurrent users. I did what is instructed in https://support.powerdnn.com/kb/a1810/windows-server-2012-has-one-rdp-session-by-default. I have manage to have 2 users (same account, regardless if Admin, Local or Guests accounts) logged in at the same time. But, when the 3rd user logs in, it says that "there are too many users accounts logged in, please choose one to be logged-out" something like that. How do I resolve this? Thank you.

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 5:48 PM

Answers

  • If you want remote users to have access for anything besides administrative purposes, you need to configure Remote Desktop Services.  The two built-in RDS sessions that come with the operating system are provided for administrative purposes only.  Any other use requires Remote Desktop Services.  RDS also provides the ability to have an unlimited number of users.  It also requires additional RDS CALs in addition to the Windows Server CALs.

    .:|:.:|:. tim

    • Marked as answer by florespaulo Friday, March 7, 2014 10:29 AM
    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 6:54 PM

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  • If you want remote users to have access for anything besides administrative purposes, you need to configure Remote Desktop Services.  The two built-in RDS sessions that come with the operating system are provided for administrative purposes only.  Any other use requires Remote Desktop Services.  RDS also provides the ability to have an unlimited number of users.  It also requires additional RDS CALs in addition to the Windows Server CALs.

    .:|:.:|:. tim

    • Marked as answer by florespaulo Friday, March 7, 2014 10:29 AM
    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 6:54 PM
  • Thanks Tim! This is very helpful.
    Friday, March 7, 2014 10:30 AM
  • I have azure Windows server 2012 R2 data center VM. I want to set up VM, for multiple client user can access them at the same time. 
    Friday, March 27, 2020 7:21 AM
  • This post was marked as 'answered' six years ago.  If the answer does not fit your situation (though it seems to be the same question) you should open a new post with a description as to why the proposed solution here does not work for you.

    tim

    Friday, March 27, 2020 2:43 PM