How to allow multiple RDP sessions at the same time?

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Microsoft developed remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), enabling the end-users to connect to any remote windows system conveniently. After you finish this tutorial, you will know how to allow multiple RDP sessions simultaneously. In this article, we will be going through steps to allow multiple RDP sessions at the same time on windows servers in 2012, 2016, and 2019.

1. For allowing multiple RDP sessions you need to edit Group Policy. Login to your windows server and open “Edit Group Policy” (gpedit.exe).

open edit group policy windows

2. Next, navigate to Computer Configuration → Administrative Templates → Windows Components → Remote Desktop Services → Remote Desktop Session Host →  Connections.

navigate to edit group policy edit connection remote desktop services

3. Double click on the Restrict Remote Desktop Services user to a single Remote Desktop Services session or righ-tclick on the Restrict Remote Desktop Services user to a single Remote Desktop Services session → Click on Edit.

Restrict Remote Desktop Services user to a single Remote Desktop Services session

4. Finally, select Enabled → To save the changes, click on OK.

How to allow multiple RDP sessions at the same time

If you would like to disable the multiple RDP session support, follow the above steps until the 3rd one and at 4th select Disabled and save the changes.

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