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When I remote desktop into my server I would like to be connected to an existing session or be prevented from connecting as that user so I don't have multiple unknown sessions floating around.

I have set inactive session to expire after 30 minutes but I am not willing to end session on disconnect.

Is there a way to specify a limit per user?


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On Server 2008 R2, you can go to "Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration" (called Terminal Server Configuration on older versions of Windows) and you can set the 'Restrict each user to a single session'. This is the only limit that I know of in Terminal Services/RDP.

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Of course I had already figured this out in the past 18 months. Thanks for reminding me about the question. – Jason Watts Jul 8 '11 at 21:23

I'm pretty sure that this isn't possible. Most of the time you will connect with the existing session if you are the same user, although I have not figured out the pattern of when you don't.

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There is a way to specify a limit, its not configurable, its just restrict to single session, as stated by @KJ-SRS. – Nate Jul 8 '11 at 20:56

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