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as far i know the rdp session is 2 session maximum in win 2003, is there any way i can connect 3 remote session concurrently ?

also i tried many times to connect using the console mode, but it seem like i have only 2 session 1 console and 1 using the regular terminal services rdp session ?

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i tried many times to connect using the console mode, but it seem like i have only 2 session 1 console and 1 using the regular terminal services rdp session

That just means you're not connecting to the console properly.

Try either mstsc /admin /v:machinename or mstsc /console /v:machinename. Depending on your RDP version, one of those will work.

However, if you really need more sessions then you may want to add the Terminal Services role to the server. You'll need to sort out licensing though as I believe you'll need some TS licenses.

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tried the command, but it didnt work, i am trying to connect from win xp sp3 –  Eddy May 30 '10 at 14:44
    
which didn't work? With XP SP3 I'm pretty sure you'll need to use "mstsc /v:machinename /admin" (where you replace machinename with the real server name, of course) –  Chris_K May 30 '10 at 16:30
    
i tried it chris, but it seem the same, mean if i have 2 ts session connected, i cant connect using console ! Any idea ? –  Eddy May 30 '10 at 17:50
    
I'm not sure, lyad. Are you getting an error of some sort? I've used this method with XP SP3 frequently. Relied on it quite a bit, to be honest! –  Chris_K May 30 '10 at 23:25
    
yes i got the same error if you try to connect a 3rd one, maximum session ! –  Eddy May 31 '10 at 14:20

start-->run-->mstsc /admin

This works for service pack 3 and up. If you're connecting with sp2 or earlier you'll need to run 'mstsc /console'.

Your other option would be to open Terminal Services Manager from another server (or create your own MMC Snap-in if you've installed adminpak.msi on your workstation) and connect to the machine name in question. You can boot inactive sessions from there as well.

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