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Can you remote desktop into a logged in computer thats locked?

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Yes you can. You need to enable Concurrent remote desktop patch. Apply the patch present here, it contains the source code if you like to know exactly what is doing. I using this patch in almost every machine that pass to my hands. Then you could loggin no matter what user is connected, and even you could log with the same account of an already connected user :D. To check this press ctrl+Shift+Esc and in the tab of User see the actual connected users. It doesn't kick off anybody. You could administer the pc with other user working at the same time.

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+1 I didn't know about that. This sounds like a better answer. – tjameson Apr 4 '11 at 4:05
@tjameson the first time that i use it was like OMG this is awesome!!, i really don't get why is disabled by default. Windows is a real concurrent multiuser system, :) – mjsr Apr 4 '11 at 11:34

I'm assuming that you're using Windows.

It depends on the settings on the computer and the account you are using to log in. If you are an administrator, you can kick them off. If you're the user that locked the computer, then you'll just log in as that user and resume your session.

If you are not an Administrator, I think that they have to let you on if they are currently logged on. It kinda depends on your setup. There are remote desktop settings that you can change, like adding users to the list of approved users, etc.

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