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How many remote desktop sesions Windows server 2008 enterprise supports?

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Is there a difference in the number of remote desktop sessions supported by default in standard edition and enterprise edition of server 2008 without having to purchase additional CAL licenses?
As far as I am aware Standard supports 3 maximum, does Enterprise support more than 3?
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I think you are refering to Admin Sessions? For remote desktop?  This is very different from Terminal Services or Remote Desktop Services.

They both only support 2 connections unless you purchase RDS/TS Cals
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Yes this is what I mean sorry I should have been more clear, so only two not three?
Thanks
Mark
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it's only 2.
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you may refer to this link
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee891291%28WS.10%29.aspx
http://www.sudonym.com/260/no-remote-desktop-license-servers-available

in short. if you didn't purchase the license server, Windows allows for 2 RDP sessions to the host machine.

remember to remind use to logoff instead of just discconect from the server, or you might run out of RDP session.
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the 2 RDP sessions are for Remote Administration use, they should not be used for Shared Application use, and I believe they are not licensed for this purpose.
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If you access the console session (via mstsc /V:yourserver /console or mstsc /V:yourserver /admin depending on your terminal services cliente version) you can get a third session going.
That takes hold of the local session.
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