[THIN] Re: Win 2012 RDS multiple simultaneous connections?

  • From: Nick Smith <nick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "ntsysadm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <ntsysadm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:09:27 +0000

If you enable it then when the users connect to the same session from the 
second location, they will kick out the first PC's session, and will connect to 
the app in it's original condition - which I imagine is exactly the behaviour 
you want.

I believe there is no way to configure max sessions per user - it's one or many.
Nick Smith

Managing Director


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Sent: 26 March 2014 19:27
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Subject: [THIN] Win 2012 RDS multiple simultaneous connections?

I am trying to understand this. Right now, we use an industry specific
application on a Citrix environment. Apparently my users will sign
into Citrix, fire up the app, and help customers who come in. During
such times, however, they are known to take the customer to a
different location, and sign into Citrix and the app at this second
location, as well (I imagine to enter in information learned while at
the second location).

We are now transitioning from Citrix to Win2012 RDS. So I need to be
able to allow my users to do the same thing - sign into RDS at more
than one location at a time, and run that app.

Looking into GPO, I see where I can have "Restrict RDS users to a
single RDS session" in the Remote Desktop section of the computer
administrative template.

If I ENABLE this, when my users sign into RDS at their 2nd location,
does that then disconnect them from RDS at their first location, and
leave them with only the 1 sessions, now on PC #2? (i.e., does the
session now transfer to PC #2) I know the app won't re-open to the
same place, more's the pity. LOL

If I DISABLE this, then the user should be able to start a whole brand
new session on PC #2, fire up the app, and enter whatever information
they got while sitting at PC #2. Correct?
- if yes, this says unlimited sessions. I don't want unlimited
sessions, I want only 2 max sessions. Where I do configure this max
sessions per user?

And when they log out of the session on PC #2, they can saunter back
and pick up right at their original PC with session #1? (presuming
that they haven't timed out and been disconnected or logged off, I

I see total number of simultaneous connections to the server; is that
per user, or per server? (I'm guessing per user, but I can't tell)

Thanks for any help in clearing up this confusion.
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