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Windows Server 2008 RDP

Is there any way around the Windows Server 2008 2 User Limit on RDP sessions?
Also is there a way to force logout of clients that disconnect. As it is now it will keep the user logged in forever unless they log in as a previous instance and log out, instead of exiting out of the RDP session.
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karnapuneCommented:
Yes there is simple way to do this:

1)Login to  anathor server which is in same network as of other server on which 2 users are already logged in

2)goto Start--->Admimistrative tools--->Terminal service manager and click on it

3)Anew snap in will open then right click on all listed server and then click on connect to computer

4)Type IP/Name of other server for whom you want to disconnect user session

5)There u can see connected/diconnected sessions

6)Right click on the session and click on Disconnect

Done!

Regards
Karna
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Purple_TidderCommented:
Log in using the /console or /admin switch.  If you run your remote desktop client from windows using the run box to pass the parameter, you can log into the console session which should always be available to you.  Open run and type in mstsc /admin and then log into your server.  From there you can follow karnapune's steps from step 2 on to kill the other sessions.

If mstsc /admin doesn't work it means you have an older version of the remote desktop client which then you would use mstsc /console instead.
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Purple_TidderCommented:
Also, you can use group policies to set timeouts for terminal sessions so they log off automatically after a set period of inactivity.
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Purple_TidderCommented:
Karna's step 6 should probably be "log off' instead of "disconnect".
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karnapuneCommented:
Hi Purple,

We can do both Log off and disconnect using 6th step
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Purple_TidderCommented:
Well sure you can.  But using disconnect will not help the OP's problem.  All disconnect does is disconnects any active clients from the session but doesn't close the session.  Log off will close the session as well as disconnect any clients.

Chances are they're all disconnected already anyway which is the problem.
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g1enCommented:
If it is only some users (and it often is) that are causing the problems you can alter the times before the session is ended for those users in Active Directory Users and Computers.
Show the properties for the user and go to the Sessions tab.  From here you can pick when to end a disconnected session, set an active session timeout and an idle session timeout (both called limits on the tab), and pick if the user is disconnected or the session is ended.
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JTechComputerAuthor Commented:
I am not using terminal services currently. Could someone tell me if that is necessary/better and if so how to go about getting it setup correctly.
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JTechComputerAuthor Commented:
More specifically I have Terminal Services setup in Administrative Use Mode
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Purple_TidderCommented:
I guess it depends on what you're trying to use it for.  Why are there so many people RDP'ing into you server?
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JTechComputerAuthor Commented:
:)
I have a third party program installed on the server that accesses a local SQL database. Instead of trying to mess with SQL over VPN and 10 installations of the program on different machines, I just setup the server so that the users can log in from any computer and access the program at need. It is faster, easier to manage, more reliable, etc.
So it looks like I need to install Terminal Services. Thanks everyone for the help!!!
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Purple_TidderCommented:
Yes it does.  Glad you're getting it squared away.
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JTechComputerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help
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