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Simultaneous users XP RDP

Posted on 2013-06-10
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Hi,

We have upgraded all our machines over the years to windows 7, however there is one little app that won't work, it requires Windows XP.

So I started installing a virtual PC on desktops but it's taking way too long.

I figured I would create a Windows XP machine with multi user login and the app to open on login. This works however it only allows one user at a time.

I'm using Windows XP SP3 with latest update, I tried a few tweaks that replace a DLL and some registry edits, but they just don't work.

Is there a solution that work? Maybe an alternative remote desktop app which can log in multiple users simultaneously?

Thanks.
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How are the users connecting to the machine? RDP allows multiple users to login at once, but I'm not sure if that works for XP (it's usually used for servers.)
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RDP on XP allows 1 user at a time.
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Sorry, I didn't notice that RDP was in your subject. It wasn't in the body of your post, so I missed that point.

As to the VM option, you could create a "master" VM, then create an OS-copy for each workstation. You would have to change the MAC addresses of the virtual NICs in the duplicated VMs, and change the computer names, and change the IP address (or use DHCP.) But that's a lot faster than building umpteen VMs from scratch.
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Thanks guys, looks like it can't be done.

We found some old laptops and chucked XP on them for them to use instead.

But I like your idea about the VM, it's probably the best alternative if we didn't have these laptops. So I'll accept that as the answer.
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