[THIN] Re: [Win 2012 RDS multiple simultaneous connections - Not working

  • From: Joe Shonk <joe.shonk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:24:55 -0700

I guess the big question is why?  There are app virtualization techniques
for running multiple instance of the same app.


On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 1:09 PM, Michael Leone <oozerdude@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> OK, so what am I doing wrong here? I need my users to be able to log
> into RDS in 2 different locations simultaneously, *and* be able to run
> applications.
> So I set this, in GP:
> Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components,
> Remote Desktop Services, Remote Desktop Session Host, Connection,
> Restrict RDS users to a single RDS session
> set to DISABLED. If I do a RSOP (Resulting Set of Policy) on the user
> I am testing with, on each of the 2 computers they are using, I do see
> that setting as DISABLED.
> All should be good, right?
> Wrong.
> I can log into RDS as the same user from 2 machines at the same time.
> I can start a RemoteApp on machine #1, and it all starts fine. When I
> switch over to machine #2, and attempt to start any RemoteApp -
> whether the one I am running on machine #1 or any other RemoteApp -
> machine #2 tells me:
> Your Remote Desktop Services session has ended
> Another user connected to the remote computer, so you connection was
> lost. Try connecting again, or contact your network administrator or
> technical support group.
> Why?? :-(
> (and on machine #1, the RemoteApp I was trying to start on machine #2
> starts up. I suppose that's good, in it's own way)
> What I need is for my users to be able to be logged in, and *running*,
> RemoteApps on multiple machines simultaneously. For example, I need to
> start Notepad on machine #1; leave it there and running; go over to
> machine #2; start up Calculator. I need machine #2 to see Calculator,
> and #1 to see Notepad.
> And I need neither session to close and transfer it's RemoteApps over
> to the other session. I want'em both open, and both have their apps
> still running.
> What do I need to accomplish that? Obviously, that GPO setting isn't
> it. Or isn't the only setting needed.  Or isn't working for me. So I
> am missing some fundamental setting or concept here ...
> Is anyone doing what I described as what I want, and is using Win2012
> RDS to do it? If so, what are you doing that I am not doing?
> I mean, technically I do have 2 sessions at once, one on #1 and one on
> #2. But I can use only 1 of them at a time. Is there any way to have
> both of them active at once, so that there are apps executing on #1
> and on #2 simultaneously?
> I am told this currently works on our Citrix but I have not been able
> to test it.
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