how many LAN users can connect to windows 7 pro?

Posted on 2010-09-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
how many LAN users can created and connect to windows 7 pro?
how many can connect in same time?
and how many users can connect in Remote desktop?
Question by:gvilbis
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kenycl earned 60 total points
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only 1 user can logon to windows 7 pro at a time via remote desktop
shared resources can be access any given time

if you use third party software like vnc you can allow as many as you like but it shares the same desktop session.
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bmsjeff earned 220 total points
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20 lan users connect at a time
1 Remote Desktop connection

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ID: 33642960
OK, one more things, I would like to connect to windows 7 from server 2000 which in the LAN but i would like to switch user each time i am connecting? how do I switch users when trying to connect to windows 7? in other words right now i am success to connect with one user and i would like to test if i can connect with diffrent user to win 7, how do i change user?

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bmsjeff earned 220 total points
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You just login as the user you want.  
The user must have Admin rights in order to use the Remote Desktop though.

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ID: 33643039
I will explain my self, I have shared folder on win 7 and I would like to connect from win 2000 to this share folder with several users and to test that its working
so i created several users on win 7
now I am on server 2000 in the LAN and I would like to connect each time with diffrent user, so when i connected it asked me to enter user name + password so I did and it get me to the share folder, now i would like to connect with the second user i created but it still connect me with the first user, so how do i switch the users in win 2000 to check that i can connect with diffrent user each time

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bmsjeff earned 220 total points
ID: 33643057
Create the user in win2000.  Log off on 2000 as the current user.  Log on on 2000 as the different user.  Then test

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conalb earned 20 total points
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To get concurrent sessions what I recommend is to create several shares on the server (as many as you want to test) and map network drive from windows7 with "Connect using different credentials" option.

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