Multiple remote users to server 2008

I am trying to get multiples users to connect to windows server 2008 r2 desktop. I only get 2 users allowed if the 3rd one tries then I have to log out one user. So a maximum of only 2 users are allowed currently. I have done the registry change.

Can you please tell me how to achieve this or also is there any alternative software that I can use to achieve this.
AshfaqFijiAsked:
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VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
Microsoft only allow 2 remote sessions + 1 console session for administrative purposes. To have more than 2 users concurrently logged into your server you will need to install the Remote Desktop Services role (or RDS for short), then enable the Remote Desktop Session Host role service.

This Microsoft article will confirm the above: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753380.aspx

Please note that once you install RDS, you will also be required to purchase separate RDS CALs for each of your users/devices otherwise your server will stop accepting client sessions once the grace period has expired (120 days by default in 2008 R2).

You can follow the guide in this link to install the RDS role on your server: http://www.howtogeek.com/100812/setup-terminal-services-remote-desktop-server-2008/

See this article for more information on the RDS grace period: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh553157%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
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AshfaqFijiAuthor Commented:
I did some registry hack and it was working for a year but sumthng went wrong and it stopped working.  There should b another way to achieve this. I saw a web site to do that but I cannot find it now.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
What VB_ITS told you is the only legal way to do it. Any other method (hacking the registry) is outside of the terms of service of Microsoft and this site. There are alternatives to RDP i.e. teamviewer (free for personal non commercial use)
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AshfaqFijiAuthor Commented:
OK
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AshfaqFijiAuthor Commented:
Can teamviewer allow multiple connections to a single computer server 2008
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
yes that is why it is called "TEAMviewer"
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AshfaqFijiAuthor Commented:
I want to allow something like different desktops per user, as I want them to use a software remotely from their branch without interfering with each other.

Thanks
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
That's called a remote desktop server. You need to install the role and buy RDS CALs, as has already been said multiple times now. There is *no* other legal way to do this and EE policy won't allow discussing illegal options.
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AshfaqFijiAuthor Commented:
Ok, thank you for the assistant.
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
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