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Windows 7: Login with RDP, without bumping current session.

10 Aug 2009   #1
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 
Login with RDP, without bumping current session.

Warning! This is only for advanced users, and at your own risk.

Normally when you log in to a remote computer with RDP (Remote Desktop),
the current session on that computer is automatically logged of.

I found a site named "Missing Remote" and they made a script to prevent that, thus enabling concurrent sessions.

With their script it is not only possible to log on to a remote computer, without bumping the current user,
it's even possible to log in with the same account as the current user without bumping it.


When can this scenario be handy?

Well, suppose someone is watching a recorded show on your HTPC, and you want to log in?
Now you can, without the person watching the show even knowing you logged in.
You can even plan a new recording without interrupting the current user.

You can do maintenance on the machine while your wife is writing an email, or your kids are doing their homework.
They won't even know you're there.
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The guys at missing remote made such a good tutorial, I won't bother to write one here.

The only thing they forgot to mention, but is pretty obvious, is that you need to run the script on the remote machine you want to log in to.

Another thing I noticed is that with the RTM version you type "install multi"
and when you use the build 7100 version you have to type "install -multi"

I have only tried the RTM version and that worked with "install multi", so the " - " in the 7100 version might be a typo.
If you use the " - " and when login in still bumps the current session, just run the script again but this time without " - ".



This is the link for Win7 RTM 7600.16385 both x86 and x64
Missing Remote

This is the link for Build 7100 RC both x86 and x64
Missing Remote


All credits to this article go to the guys at "www.missingremote.com"


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10 Aug 2009   #2
johngalt

 

Agreed. This makes things a lot easier to work with.

I have my network set up to allow incoming RD sessions to my desktop, so I can access files for classes if I ever need to (now I am really out of excuses)....but this would make it handy if I needed to get access to the machine while someone is on....

Great find!

Stickified
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10 Aug 2009   #3
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

This really is super news. I just can not figure it out, the idea goes way over my head. Two simultaneous sessions, logged in with same credentials? Works, though. Tested with two W7-laptops.

Tip of the day!

Kari
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10 Aug 2009   #4
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Thanks guys.

I'm quite pleased with it to.

My wife has dictatorial control over the HTPC, she's as much a TV addict as I am SF addict. lol

This makes life easier and marriage more stable.
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10 Aug 2009   #5
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Please guys, correct me if you think this is wrong: If I configure my firewall so that RDP can use alternative ports, could I have two RDP sessions simultaneously from two different computers?

Please don't call me an idiot when answering, that name is reserved to be used exclusively only by my ex-wives.

Kari
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14 Aug 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Warning! This is only for advanced users, and at your own risk.

Normally when you log in to a remote computer with RDP (Remote Desktop),
the current session on that computer is automatically logged of.

I found a site named "Missing Remote" and they made a script to prevent that, thus enabling concurrent sessions.

With their script it is not only possible to log on to a remote computer, without bumping the current user,
it's even possible to log in with the same account as the current user without bumping it.


When can this scenario be handy?

Well, suppose someone is watching a recorded show on your HTPC, and you want to log in?
Now you can, without the person watching the show even knowing you logged in.
You can even plan a new recording without interrupting the current user.

You can do maintenance on the machine while your wife is writing an email, or your kids are doing their homework.
They won't even know you're there.
-------------------------------------------------------

The guys at missing remote made such a good tutorial, I won't bother to write one here.

The only thing they forgot to mention, but is pretty obvious, is that you need to run the script on the remote machine you want to log in to.

Another thing I noticed is that with the RTM version you type "install multi"
and when you use the build 7100 version you have to type "install -multi"

I have only tried the RTM version and that worked with "install multi", so the " - " in the 7100 version might be a typo.
If you use the " - " and when login in still bumps the current session, just run the script again but this time without " - ".



This is the link for Win7 RTM 7600.16385 both x86 and x64
Missing Remote

This is the link for Build 7100 RC both x86 and x64
Missing Remote


All credits to this article go to the guys at "www.missingremote.com"
Really nice. Glad I happened to find it. You might want to think abt making a tutorial abt it

Ken
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14 Aug 2009   #7
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I do a lot of remote connecting to an XP lappy on my network.
I'm assuming this won't work for XP?
Does anyone know how to do this for XP?
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14 Aug 2009   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
I do a lot of remote connecting to an XP lappy on my network.
I'm assuming this won't work for XP?
Does anyone know how to do this for XP?
If you dont mind using a third party app team viewer works fine. You could also do it in VM, and probably in win 7.

Ken
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14 Aug 2009   #9
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So if i use Team Viewer it won't logout anyone currently logged into XP? (I'll be connecting from 7)
I'm already using 7 to do the job but it's annoying for the missus it keep logging her out when i need to do something quickly on it.
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14 Aug 2009   #10
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
I do a lot of remote connecting to an XP lappy on my network.
I'm assuming this won't work for XP?
Does anyone know how to do this for XP?
If I were you I would post this question at the site of the makers. (see my initial post)

Greetz
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