Remote Desktop Question??


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Guest

As for windows XP Remote Desktop server it can have max 2 remote connections
to it...that is the limit. My problem is sometimes the user did not "log off"
after the remote session and simply close the Remote Desktop client. As a
result other users can not access to the RD server. Is it a way to check the
RD server to see who is currently logging on to it and how to terminate the
Remote connection "remotely" without physically reboot the RD server? Also
the limit of the 2 remote connections, does it apply only to the remote
desktop client connection. How about the remote desktop "Web" connection? Can
the limit be increase to more than 2 connections? Thanks.
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

pmak said:
As for windows XP Remote Desktop server it can have max 2 remote connections
to it...that is the limit. My problem is sometimes the user did not "log off"
after the remote session and simply close the Remote Desktop client. As a
result other users can not access to the RD server. Is it a way to check the
RD server to see who is currently logging on to it and how to terminate the
Remote connection "remotely" without physically reboot the RD server? Also
the limit of the 2 remote connections, does it apply only to the remote
desktop client connection. How about the remote desktop "Web" connection? Can
the limit be increase to more than 2 connections? Thanks.

Your question relates to Windows Servers, not Windows XP, hence
you should post it in a Windows Server newsgroup. Briefly, you
can use the Terminal Services Manager to set a time limit after
which idle TS sessions are terminated. To increase the number
of concurrent sessions you can buy extra TS licences, depending
on the version of Windows Server you run.
 
G

Guest

Hi Pegasus:

Thank you for your reply. Actually I want to set up the Remote Desktop on a
Windows XP machine to allow users access from a remote location. How many
remote user(s) can remotely access this Windows XP Remote Desktop. I know
that for sure it is at least one user because I have this set up at home,
Windows XP Remote Desktop and I can access it from my office computer using
remote desktop client or remote desktop web connection. Thanks.
 
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Shenan Stanley

pmak said:
Actually I want to set up the Remote
Desktop on a Windows XP machine to allow users access from a remote
location. How many remote user(s) can remotely access this Windows
XP Remote Desktop. I know that for sure it is at least one user
because I have this set up at home, Windows XP Remote Desktop and I
can access it from my office computer using remote desktop client
or remote desktop web connection.

Windows XP Professional, superset thereof or x64) allows one connection
period 'out-of-the-box'.

The only way to modify that is third party software (cannot comment on any
of that) or a hack where you take certain files back to a pre-SP2 state
(actually to a beta SP2 state) and chang a few registry entries. The latter
blows your support and could be undone by any random Windows XP Hotfix.

One user (local or remote) at any given time... period.
 

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