Server 2008 R2 in non-domain mode that allows for more than 2 RDP Users. Is it hacked?

I've been asked to look at a server that is configured as a standalone machine.

It is part of a workgroup.

Active Directory is not installed.

Terminal Services does not appear to be installed

It allows more than 2 RDP users

I thought that Server forced you to run as a domain controller or part of a domain or was that just 2003?

I thought that Terminal Services was required to allow more than 2 RDP Users.

Is this Server licensed properly? Is it hacked somehow to allow more RDP Users?


List of installed Features


It allows for more than 2
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MJCSAsked:
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akbCommented:
You can have more than 2 RDP users but only two can access the server at the same time.
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MJCSAuthor Commented:
It appears that 3 can be logged in simultaneously on this one. One was disconnected but 2 were logged in.
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akbCommented:
Can you have three active sessions at the same time?
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MJCSAuthor Commented:
I think so. Usually when there is a 2 person restriction, the 3rd can't login until one of the others logs out. Even if they are disconnected.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You can have 3 active sessions if the third uses the /admin switch.

Two can be sessions and the third is a console session - the /admin connects to the console leaving the other two sessions connected on non-console.
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MJCSAuthor Commented:
I don't think that's happening.

I guess 2008 behaves differently than 2003.

I was sure that 2003 would fail to login if 2 were already in whether they were disconnected or not.

2008 seems to not count disconnected sessions. I actually tried to login to 3 but got prompted to log out one of the 2 active sessions.
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MJCSAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for MJCS's comment #a40833834
Assisted answer: 250 points for akb's comment #a40833612
Assisted answer: 250 points for Lee W, MVP's comment #a40833819

for the following reason:

Figured out answer through trial
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akbCommented:
I object to this question being closed without allocating points.
My initial comment was correct.
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MJCSAuthor Commented:
I split points between you and Lee. Did you think I should have given all of them to you?
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akbCommented:
Not at all. Thanks for the points. I was sent an email saying you wanted to close the question without allocating points.
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MJCSAuthor Commented:
oh ok.
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