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Enabling Remote Desktop in Win2000 server

I have set win2000 server system as RDP serer which is behind router. i have done port forwarding inthe routerto this machine.

I want multiple concurrent remote users to connect to this server thro rdp client thro internet.

I am not getting Remote tab when i right click on Mycomputer in win2000 server. I need to enale it so that multiple  rdp sessions can be established.
In xp sp2 i think this is not possible as at any point only one session can be established.
Even  in windows 2000 server , if i install Terminal services in administrative mode, only 2 sessions can be established. but if i want to use application mode i have to buy terminial services license.
But i was told that in win2000 server multiple concurrent  rdp sessions can be established from the clinets without buying the terminal services license.

Can some body explain how this can be achived in win2000 server.
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8/22/2022 - Mon

Not sure about multiple users in RDP...

Just thought I'd point out that you could use VNC for free to do same job.
One example is UltraVNC, but there are many others.
Brian Pierce

You need to install Terminal Services from the Add/Remove Programs->Windows Components options.
You will get the choice of Remote Admin (Free - 2 user) or Fully Fledged Terminal Sevices (application - licences required) mode
Brian Pierce

You can use fully fledged terminal services on a Win2000 machine for a limited time (90 days) without licences - after that you have to pay.

VNC does NOT do the same job, it deos not allow multiple users to run independant sessions.
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Walt Forbes

does the same thing  apply to win2003 or i can install win2003 std edition and enable remote desktop
on right clicking mycomputer so thatt i can have multiple n number of concurrent sessions with the rdp server
Brian Pierce

With Win2003 the remote admin mode is enabled by default - buy again "remote application mode" requires licencing

On either Windows 2000, Window2003 and XP enableing the Remote Access tam in the system icon will not give to concurrent sessions. It will be one at a time. The only way to do multiple concurrent sessions is to user Terminal Services. As stated above you need to add both Terminal Services and Terminal Services licensing. Make the existing server the Terminal Server Licensing Manage for the entire domain. At that point when you open up the Terminal Services Livensing icon Windows 2000 should show unlimited licenses, Windows 2003 I think gives you two free.
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At that point when you open up the Terminal Services Livensing icon Windows 2000 should show unlimited licenses --- what does this mean.  

does it imply   i dont have buy separate terminal server license if it is win2000. I can install terminal services and terminal service licensing from add/remove comopnents and starts having multiple
concurrent connections to this server thro rdp clients

Brian Pierce

Please read my previous comment

vnc allows multiple users in linux... i'll have to take your word that it doesn't allow the same in windows...  makes sense, seeing as linux is better than windows...
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