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I got a workstation here in a private network running Windows 8 pro. This computer is used to test new features or metro apps. The users connect via remote desktop and that works pretty fine so far.

My problem is now, that if a user is already connected to the workstation, he will be kicked off if another user connects. In older version there was an option that the current user gets a message to accept or decline.

After hours of searching I couldn't find a solution for Windows 8. Does anyone know how to solve this problem, or isn't it possible anymore??

Thanks for your answers!

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Have you tried to use gpedit.msc? -> Administrative Templates \ Windows components \ Remote desktop services \ Remote desktop session host \ Connections -> "Set rules of remote control of remote desktop services" (also Windows 7 does not do the asking by default) –  Offler Jan 22 '13 at 8:53
    
Hey Offler, thanks for your post! I tried to change the settings at the gpedit.msc and it looked like the function i was looking for. Then i noticed that its only supported for: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows 7, Windows Vista und Windows XP :-/ –  EW72 Jan 22 '13 at 9:34
    
I tested it on Windows 8, and it worked despite what the notes say. I think a) Microsoft may not have updated the notes, b) 'Offler' is a genius! –  Guy Thomas Jan 22 '13 at 12:00
    
Ok i made it work with Offner's tip (Big Thanks so far!) Now the problem occurs when i try to connect with the same account. But i guess there's no way to solve this or at least it makes no sense =). Thanks for help =) –  EW72 Jan 22 '13 at 13:18

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win8 does not offer multiple RDP session out of the box. Older OS'es you could buy more TS CAL's and win 2003 had 2 by default.

There is however a way to set up multiple RDP connections which I found in this answer

SU How do I enable terminal services on windows 8?

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