Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'd like to have a remote desktop solution that allows me to connect to remote PCs even while other users are logged in, using a different session. The whole idea is that the user working locally in the remote system can work normally without being disturbed by the remote user.

I have tried TightVNC but I couldn't figure out how to enter into an independent session.

I have also read about a hack for Windows XP (also for Windows 7) but I'd let it as a last resort solution since it's rather nasty.

share|improve this question
    
It was possible under windows XP ( I have used it) trough hack and there was also hack for Windows 7 beta. Suggest you do search in Google for "Concurrent Remote Desktop Sessions Windows" - many results do pop out but I have no first hand experience. –  user72962 Mar 22 '11 at 19:14
add comment

3 Answers

up vote 1 down vote accepted

You can't do this as standard with the desktop operating systems as they are specifically configured to be single user systems. You can do it with the server versions of Windows but that's a bit drastic (and expensive for home use). As you say, there are hacks about to give multiuser functionality, but these do have licence implications, and there used to be some boards and apps that allowed multi-user operation but I haven't come across any recently.

share|improve this answer
add comment

The hack is your only option unless you have a server version of windows there is no easy way to do it.

share|improve this answer
    
OK, have you tried it? –  Sergio Feb 25 '11 at 22:07
    
Yes, look at a few of my answers.... –  Kyle Feb 25 '11 at 22:38
2  
@Sergio i use the hack in windows 7. It works perfect. –  mjsr Mar 22 '11 at 19:22
    
This is a bad idea. It probably contains a rootkit or trojan –  George W Bush Oct 23 '12 at 23:08
    
@GeorgeWBush - It's never good to assume. Most hacks actually make products better and more capable like this one. –  Enigma Apr 3 '13 at 16:50
add comment

Did you try the built-in Remote Desktop Assistance?

Go to Help and Support, select Remote Assistance, and send your self the invitation!

EDIT: Silly answer.. of course you can't legally have more than one active session. On Win7 though, you can at least log on without interrupting the current user's session. THey will simply be locked out. Which is cool.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.