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Recently we bought dedicated server with Windows Server 2012 Standard.It's allowing 2 people at a time.So I want to allow more people at a time.

How can I do this?

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Are you referring to Remote Desktop? If so, you can try this.

  1. Log into the server and press Windows key + R then type MMC.exe.
  2. Click on File > Add/Remove Snap-in > click on Group Policy Object > Add> Finish > OK.
  3. Double click on Local Computer Policy > double click on Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Connections.
  4. Limit Number of Connections = 999999.
  5. Restrict Remote Desktop Services users to a single Remote Desktop Services session = DISABLED.

Hope this helps.

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by default Limit Number of Connections = Not configured.Still it allows 2 users at a time. by default it allows 2 people at a time. Is it right what I am saying. –  subbu Aug 14 '13 at 13:37
    
I mention Limit Number of Connections =3 and selects enabled option. Also I did Restrict Remote Desktop Services users to a single Remote Desktop Services session = DISABLED.Still it's allowing 2 people. –  subbu Aug 14 '13 at 13:44
    
I'm not sure what else to say in that case. I don't have a Server 2012 to test this on myself. After you made the change, did you force a Group Policy refresh? –  Jack Aug 14 '13 at 14:28

If you want more than 2 concurrent connections your computer is now considered a "Terminal Server" and you must pay for "Remote Desktop Services client access licenses" (RDS CALs) for people to connect.

Here is the contact link to contact a Sales Representative to negotiate what kind, quantity, and price of licenses you need.

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Follow these instructions.

  1. Enable Multiple RDP Sessions
  2. Log into the server using Remote Desktop.
  3. Open the start screen (press the Windows key) and type gpedit.msc and open it
  4. Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Connections.
  5. Set Restrict Remote Desktop Services user to a single Remote Desktop Services session to Disabled.
  6. Double click Limit number of connections and set the RD Maximum Connections allowed to 999999.

Screenshot describing solution

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