How do I allow more than one Admin login in MS 2008 R2?

Posted on 2011-11-01
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I need to allow more than one Admin to be logged into my server at one time. Where do I go to set this up?
Question by:asburywv
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    By default, you should be able to have 2 RDP sessions plus somebody logged into the console, so I'm assuming you mean you want to allow 2 people to RDP to the server and login with the administrator user (same user account)? If so, here is what I found at this site:

    To allow multiple RDP connections to a Windows Server 2008 Server R2 server from the same or different users navigate to the following Group Policy node:
    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Connections\
    Now, edit the policy name: “Restrict Remote Desktop Services users to a single Remote Desktop Services session” and select “Disable”.

    Hope this helps.

    Author Closing Comment

    Once I found the Group Policy feature, I was able to follow the instructions and enable many RDP sessions.
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    Glad I could help.

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