Remote control software that will allow concurrent users to connect


At my company we are trying to set up a piece of database software that our other locations will have to remote in to and be able to access.  We are running the software off of a juiced up PC that acts as a file server.  Since we only have 6 users that only share files the PC works great.  My question is, is there a piece of software that I can download/purchase that would allow users to log on and have different sessions running concurrently?  I know remote desktop will only allow one user to work at a time.

Any ideas?  Thanks in advance.
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Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVPDesigner and DeveloperCommented:
Yes. Windows Server 2008 R2 or later with  and Terminal Server CALs.

This woulf also give you a real file server.
It depends on the OS used on that PC. If it uses an m$ desktop OS, you are only allowed to have one session at a time, and then there's no way to have more.

If it is an m$ server OS, you can buy terminal server licenses and then you can have as many sessions at a time you have bought the licenses for.

A further option would be to install 6 VM's on that PC, and then each user would log on to his own VM. But also there you would require the license for all those OS's, and the PC on which they are hosted would need lots of horsepower and RAM.

If it is Linux or something similar, you don't have those restrictions.

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tchristmanAuthor Commented:
Thanks helge000.  This would be a permanent setup so yes, I'd probably want to run the hack.
Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVPDesigner and DeveloperCommented:
A Desktop OS really does not have the power to do 6 sessions at once.  

Also, Don't forget to check the licensing for the database software.

We are running the software off of a juiced up PC that acts as a file server.
It may have enough juice to run a Windows Server OS with Terminal Services enabled.

You may also want to check out the solutions offered here:
The hack is a license violation of the OS, and the m$ EULA doesn't allow you to run that. You have to use one of the other options we mentioned. So you definitely DON'T want to run the hack.
Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
@ helge000

Your answer violates the rules of EE. EE Forbids the disclosure or discussion of info relating to hacking or any workaround that violates licence conditions of commercial software.
Patrick MiddletonCommented:
First off since you are talking a database here, you want to make sure your data stays consistent and I assume the 6 end users are "sharing" the same database, correct?  Will this database server have a static IP or DHCP address that can be seen either through the INTERnet or your current INTRAnet?  What type of database is this, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM, MySQL, Access, etc.?  Answer these questions and I may be able to help you out.  Windows 7 will allow for up to 10 concurrent connections, I believe it may be 20, into a SQL Server Express database.
tchristmanAuthor Commented:
The database server has a DHCP address.  The database is an access database.
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