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Enable multiple RDP connections per user in Windows Server 2012.

By default, Windows 2012 servers allow a single Remote Desktop session (exactly the same way as it was in Windows 2008).
If only one session is available and you take over another person’s live session, you may choose to enable multiple RDP sessions.

Below, you can find steps for enabling multiple sessions:
1. Open the start screen (press the Windows key) and type gpedit.msc and open it.
2. Go to Computer Configuration => Administrative Templates => Windows Components => Remote Desktop Services => Remote Desktop Session Host => Connections.
3. Set Restrict Remote Desktop Services user to a single Remote Desktop Services session to Disabled.
4. Double click Limit number of connections and set the RD Maximum Connections allowed to 999999 (maximum allowed).


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RDP default port number.

Recently, I had problems with connection to the Windows 2008R2 server. I could ping it but I cannot connect to it using RDP. I’ve checked many obvoius remote settings but overlooked another – someone changed remote desktop default port in the registry. I wasted a huge amount of time to find it.
Anyway, the simplest way to checked if RDP is listening on default port is to use netstat command and to change the default port for RDP – run regedit and go to this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp

Find the “PortNumber” subkey and notice its value – it should be 00000D3D, hex for (3389), the default RDP port. After changing this value, the restart is needed.

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Enable multiple RDP connections per user in Windows Server 2008.

In Windows Server 2003 you could have multiple Remote Desktop session with the same user. In Windows Server 2008 this is not possible by default. If you login with the same user account the first session will be taken over by second session.

There are several (at least 4 methods to change this), here are two of them:
Method 1.
Allow multiple Remote Desktop sessions per user by changing a registry key.
1. Click Start, then Run and type regedit.
2. Check out the following registry key:


3. If the fSingleSessionPerUser value doesn’t exist, create a new DWORD value named fSingleSessionPerUser.
4. Open the fSingleSessionPerUser value. The possible values for this setting are as follows:
– 0x0 Allow multiple sessions per user
– 0x1 Force each user to a single session

Method 2.
1. Click Start, then Run and type tsconfig.msc.
2. You should untick the Restrict each user to a single session option.

That’s should be all.

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