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How do I Increase Maximum Number of Concurrent Remote Connections in Windows Server 2003

I was told that their might be a way in the registry to allow more than 2 remote desktop connections. Is this possible and if so how? Even if all you have is a registry key to manipulate that would be helpful.

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marked as duplicate by splattne Jul 14 '09 at 19:58

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Turn on terminal services and properly license your server for the number of remote connections you want. Anything else is likely violating the terms of your license agreement with Microsoft.

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It isn't "likely violating"-- it is violating the terms of the license agreement. –  Evan Anderson Jul 14 '09 at 17:24

You can get 3 by having the third grab console... mstsc /admin /v:address

I realize that's not specifically what you're after, but figured I'd share. :-)

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Open Terminal Services Configuration\Connections

Right-click on RDP-Tcp, select Properties

Select the "Network Adapter" tab

Change the "Maximum connections:" setting.


Keep in mind that you will only be able to allow as many connections as you are licensed for (see Kevin Kuphal's answer).

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