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More Than 2 Remote Desktop Sessions

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  • 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!

    Tuesday, 8 February 2011 10:38 PM

Answers

  • This link should help you out....

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753380.aspx

    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
    1. 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.

    2. Under Connections, right-click the name of the connection, and then click Properties.

    3. 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.

    Thursday, 10 February 2011 3:04 AM

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  • This link should help you out....

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753380.aspx

    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
    1. 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.

    2. Under Connections, right-click the name of the connection, and then click Properties.

    3. 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.

    Thursday, 10 February 2011 3:04 AM
  • 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? 

     

     Thanks again!

    Tuesday, 15 February 2011 8:55 PM
  • I see it's called Terminal Services still in 2008. I've installed and think this will work. Thanks :)
    Thursday, 17 February 2011 2:51 PM
  • Hi Mark

    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.

    • Proposed as answer by Scott LeRoc Thursday, 17 October 2013 4:55 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Scott LeRoc Thursday, 17 October 2013 4:55 PM
    Tuesday, 31 July 2012 6:47 AM
  • even though you use the checkbox to map client printers to connected host - you have to still make sure both computers have the proper driver for printing to work.

    ie. if I have a printer on my Win7x86  I still have to make sure the server I connect to has the proper driver to use said printer (bearing in mind the server could be WinServer2008x64)

    • Proposed as answer by Scott LeRoc Thursday, 17 October 2013 4:58 PM
    Thursday, 17 October 2013 4:58 PM
  • Hi,

    I have this same problem in Server 2008 R2,

    The maximum number of connection set to 2 and cannot change.

    I applied the above configuration in Group Policy Setting then run GPUPDATE but not working

    Please help.

    Sunday, 8 October 2017 6:16 AM
  • did you manage to fix this LINITH? Got the same problem.
    Wednesday, 28 November 2018 4:49 PM