Dienstag, 8. Februar 2011 22:38
I'd like to have more than two concurrent remote desktop sessions. I have my users login to the headnode and submit their job from there, and my current install allows only two users to be connected at once. I'm on a college campus, so licensing wouldn't be an issue, is there a way to add more CAL's to make this possible?
Thanks in advance!
Donnerstag, 10. Februar 2011 03:04
This link should help you out....
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2
You can configure the number of simultaneous remote connections that are allowed for a connection. Restricting the number of simultaneous remote connections can improve performance of the computer because fewer sessions are demanding system resources.
NOTE: If the RD Session Host role service is not installed on the computer, a connection can only allow a maximum of two simultaneous remote connections to the computer. (if you need information about installing the RD Session Host Role - then check here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc742813.aspx)
Use the following procedure to configure the number of simultaneous remote connections allowed for a connection.
Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, on the RD Session Host server that you plan to configure, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477.To configure the number of simultaneous remote connections allowed for a connection
On the RD Session Host server, open Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration. To open Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Remote Desktop Services, and then click Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration.
Under Connections, right-click the name of the connection, and then click Properties.
In the Properties dialog box for the connection, on the Network Adapter tab, click Maximum connections, enter the number of simultaneous remote connections that you want to allow for the connection, and then click OK.
If the Maximum connections option is selected and dimmed, the Limit number of connections Group Policy setting has been enabled and has been applied to the RD Session Host server.
You can also set the maximum number of simultaneous connections allowed for an RD Session Host server by applying the Limit number of connections Group Policy setting. This Group Policy setting is located in Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Connections and can be configured by using either the Local Group Policy Editor or the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC). Note that the Group Policy setting will take precedence over the setting configured in Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration.
Dienstag, 15. Februar 2011 20:55
Mark, firstly thank you! This is the exact type of information I was looking for. Unfortunately it doesn't exactly apply to me. I'm not using R2 but 2008, and not regular server, but HPC Edition. I'm guessing because of either of these two differences I cannot add Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration as a role.
I'll research about this, but do you have any advice?
Donnerstag, 17. Februar 2011 14:51I see it's called Terminal Services still in 2008. I've installed and think this will work. Thanks :)
Dienstag, 31. Juli 2012 06:47
thanks for the beneficial info above, I have had the same problem & it is resolved now, just one question after applying RD Session Host role the Remote users become unable to print using redirected printers, Any suggested solution?
by the way the redirection of local devices and resources is enabled.