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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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. UPDATE: here is a link to a set of documents "License your RDS deployment with client access licenses (CALs)" that can walk you through the process of choosing a license and activating it on the server.
You can purchase CALs from the Microsoft store or other 3rd party resellers.
Are you referring to Remote Desktop? If so, you can try this:
Log into the server and open MMC.exe.
File → Add/Remove Snap-in → Group Policy Object → Add → Finish → OK.
Double click Local Computer Policy → double click Computer Configuration → Administrative Templates → Windows Components → Remote Desktop Services → Remote Desktop Session Host → Connections.
Limit Number of Connections = 999999.
Restrict Remote Desktop Services users to a single Remote Desktop Services session = DISABLED.
To fully enable multiple concurrent RDP sessions, you need to install the Remote Desktop Services Session Host role on your server.
After installing the role, you will instantly have the ability to host multiple RDP sessions. However, the setup is unlicensed and you will begin a grace period of 120 days, after which the service will stop working.
To avoid this, you need to license your server. This can be done by simply installing the Remote Desktop Services Licensing role. This will install the Remote Desktop Licensing Manager, which allows you to register your CALs and properly license your server.
To activate the CALs, you need to have your product key, OLP license and activation number or other form of licensing information for your license.
Follow these instructions.
- Enable Multiple RDP Sessions
- Log into the server using Remote Desktop.
- Open the start screen (press the Windows key) and type gpedit.msc and open it
- Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Connections.
- Set Restrict Remote Desktop Services user to a single Remote Desktop Services session to Disabled.
- Double click Limit number of connections and set the RD Maximum Connections allowed to 999999.