In Windows 2003 by default we have 2 sessions enabled.What is the procedure to increase it to 10.

Posted on 2007-10-01
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In Windows 2003 by default we have 2 sessions enabled.What is the procedure to increase it to 10 Mstsc sessions.

Question by:bsharath
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    Dunno if this works in windows 2000 server, but it is worth a try:

    Click Start, then Run, type "gpedit.msc" (without quotes) and press ENTER;
    open Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Terminal Services;
    double click "Limit number of connections", choose "Enabled" and set the maximum number of concurrent connections to 10.
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       Hi Sharath
           Above suggestion wont work. You should install Terminal services first. Then you shold install terminal server licenses.

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    by:Alan Huseyin Kayahan
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    yes once you go to more than 2 sessions it is no longer considered remote administration but now termianl services sessions.
    and Terminal services sessions have licensing implications as indicated by MRhusy.


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    If you want more than the 3 admin Terminal sessions (2+1 console), then tyoy have to use terminal services proper. The three sessions are provided for admin use (not a good idea to have 10 people all administaring a machine at the same time I would not have thought !)

    For more info on terminal services see You can enbale Terminal services and run it without sdditional licences for three months on a trial basis

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