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How to configure Server 2008 for two admin logons.

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We have just begun using Server 2008 and it seems to support only one administrator logon where previously in Server 2003 it was two.  Has this changed or is there a configuration I am missing.  
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I am aware of the /admin switch replacing /console.  I am talking about two concurrent sessions of administrators.  We only have one admin access.
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Let's escelate this please.
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I did my own research:

Windows Server 2008 imposes some administrator logon restrictions. Specifically, a maximum of two administrators may be logged on at any one time, either two logged on remotely, or one local and one remote administrator. This assumes, however, that different accounts are being used to log on. In other words, the same user may not log on locally and remotely simultaneously.
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Richard Daneke earned 2000 total points
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You have done well.   Sorry I didn't catch this question earlier.

It is in the Group Policy that restricts multiple logons.   This is a feature as too many setups used no password or a simple one like password or 123.  Remotely, a hacker could try several passwords and logon and the Adminstrator locally would not be aware he was compromised.   You can change the policy in Group Policy for the server, but I would encourage using several Administator accounts.   I have one client that has support using a JDoe logon and a JDoeAdmin logon with escalated privileges.  
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