Remote connection in Windows server 2012

I would like to create 2 users to Windows server 2012 and to have remote connect for these 2 users. how to do this ?
Tom3333Asked:
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andrewjamesbCommented:
Hi Tom

I assume you mean two admin users?

You get two free simultaneous "administrative" connections to Windows Server.

If you require more than two simultaneous connections to a Windows server, that server will need Remote Desktop Session Host installed on it. And some server will need Remote Desktop Licensing installed on it to issue CALs. Many Remote Desktop Session Hosts can all use the same license server.

Note that Remote Desktop Licensing is not free - it will cost you money over and above what you have also paid for your server and workstation licensing. (The two connections you get with "Allow remote connections to this computer" are included with the server license and do not cost extra.) Best advice - install the management tools (RSAT) on the administrators' workstations

Hope this is of some help
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Tom3333Author Commented:
I am looking for a free (not license ) way to do it. I need an administrative remote connect it and a standard user remote connection.
First of all can i find any free way to do it? If yes how to do it? Can i do it with the RSAT ?
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andrewjamesbCommented:
Hi Tom

Download the RSAT tool to your client Windows 7 PC and install what you need from there

MSTSC is a great way to remote on to servers

Try this RSAT setup;

1. On a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows 7 with SP1, download the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with SP1 package from the Microsoft Download Center.

2. Open the folder into which the package downloaded, double-click the package to unpack it, and then start the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with SP1 Setup Wizard.

Important: You must accept the License Terms and Limited Warranty to start to install the Administration Tools pack.

3. Complete all installation steps in the wizard, and then click Finish to exit the wizard when installation is finished.

4. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Programs.

5. In the Programs and Features area, click Turn Windows features on or off.

6. If you are prompted by User Account Control to enable the Windows Features dialog box to open, click Continue.

7. In the Windows Features dialog box, expand Remote Server Administration Tools.

8. Select the remote management tools that you want to install.

9. Click OK.

10. Configure the Start menu to display the Administration Tools shortcut, if it is not already there.

• Right-click Start, and then click Properties.

• On the Start Menu tab, click Customize.

• In the Customize Start Menu dialog box, scroll down to System Administrative Tools, and then select Display on the All Programs menu and the Start menu. Click OK. Shortcuts for snap-ins installed by Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with SP1 are added to the Administrative Tools list on the Start menu.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Based on your follow-up comment, there is *no* free way to legally allow standard users to connect to a server for LOB app use. The two admin connections are not legally allowed to be used that way. You must purchase RDS CALs to cover your users or devices.
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andrewjamesbCommented:
Hi Tom

There is always teamviewer that will allow a free subscription for a brief period

Thanks
Andy
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Tom3333Author Commented:
I know about teamviewer but is not what i need
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Tom3333Author Commented:
I thought  that windows server allow 2 users remote connecting (with out license)
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andrewjamesbCommented:
Hi Tom

In that case I am not sure what you expect as there is no other "free" option other than the advice given.

Thanks
Andy
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Those two connections are explicitly only for administrative (aka system management) purposes. They cannot be used by end users. Yes it is in the EULA and is very well defined and legally binding. You do not get any free remote server access for end users by any means.
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