By default, Microsoft Windows 2012, 2016 and 2019 servers allow a single Remote Desktop session per user. If you wish to have multiple sessions to the same user account and avoid, take over another person’s live session, follow the instructions below to enable multiple RDP sessions.
This article describes the process for enabling multiple Remote Desktop user account session on your Windows servers.
Be aware that if you want or need to allow more than 2 simultaneously sessions, RDS deployment with appropriate RDS CALs installed is necessary.
So how to enable multiple RDS user sessions:
Open the start screen (press the Windows key) and type gpedit.msc
- Go to Computer Configuration
- Administrative Templates
- Windows Components
- Remote Desktop Services
- Remote Desktop Session Host
Then Set Restrict Remote Desktop Services user to a single Remote Desktop Services session to Disabled.