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i got a server running windows server 2008, and i got a user which everyone can connect to via Remote desktop!

when 2 users a are logged to the server, it's fine. but when 3 users are logged on, it says one of the other 2 should logoff!

my question is, how i disable the limitation of concurrent logons to a single users?

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This question is not about programming and belongs on ServerFault. –  SLaks Mar 21 '10 at 13:58

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The terminal server basic install is "Remote Administration" mode which allows 2 users for, er, admin stuff.

If you want it as full solution (run apps, use > 2 users etc) then it's "application mode" and it costs money

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You need to add the Remote Desktop Session Host role in Server Manager and buy some CALs.

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You can allow multiple logins for a single user which would solve it for a shared admin account.

 1. Start regedit
 2. Check out the follwoing registry key
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer

 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:
      0×0 Allow multiple sessions per user
      0×1 Force each user to a single session

 5. Save 
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It'd be a breach of licensing to use it in this way, though –  Dan Apr 9 '13 at 15:34
    
I think @Dan would be correct in his comment! –  slm Apr 9 '13 at 15:56
    
No, it'll allow one user to log in with 2 different sessions but then you won't be able to have a third person log in. This answers the question of the title, but not the actual question. Not a violation of licenses, though. –  Snowburnt Apr 9 '13 at 18:22

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