I have a Windows Server 2012 setup and I access it using Remote Desktop Connection.

If I'm connected and someone else connects, I get booted off. Is there a way for me to still stay connected and when someone else connects, they get there own "session" and I stay on?


By default, Remote Desktop for Administration allows two Remote Desktop Services sessions.

Looks like there is a limit set for this in your case [check if there are limits for a number of sessions].

If your server is in a domain, then the limit could be applied via GPO. If Limit number of connections policy is enabled then the default restriction would be 1 session.

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  • do you know if this is possible to do on a client machine (or a machine on a domain)? – Gaza Aug 18 '15 at 14:45
  • On a server not joined to a domain - you can configure this policy by editing local policy (cmd > gpedit.msc and then navigate to an appropriate policy). If the server is a domain member, then this can be controlled thru the GPO. If you have access to Group Policy Mgmt snap-in and appropriate permissions - you can change this by editing the GPO. – Volodymyr M. Aug 18 '15 at 14:57

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