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How to stop RDP connection from creating another user session

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I have a hosted session of Windows 2003 Server.  I RDP into it and install a LogMeIn client then I connect with LogMeIn and discover that it is running like its in a Terminal Service session.  How do I make the two desktops the same?  Is it possible?  
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Thanks Matt,

You answered my question indirectly.

I am not trying to connect multiple users to the same machine I am just trying to avoid multiple instances running at the same time.  For instance if I log into the desktop and launch an application with LMI(LogMeIn) and then log in with RDP and launch the same application I now have 2 instances running.  If both RDP and LMI were using the console I would see the one running and not launch it again.  

I have tried to force RDP to the console and it does not appear to work.  This is a hosted solution I am working on with Amazon web services.  I may need to get Amazon involved to see if they are not allowing the console mode in RDP.

I am not sure this is a big a problem I once thought.  RDP will only be used on the inital connection and in an emergency.

Todd
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