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Windows 7: Remote Desktop disconnects rdp user when 2nd rdp user tries to log on

03 Apr 2012   #1
rnj

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Remote Desktop disconnects rdp user when 2nd rdp user tries to log on

Windows XP Remote Desktop Behaviour is desireable. that is, when one account is logged in, if another account is tried to use to log in remotely from another computer, then the 2nd user cannot connect and it is indicated who is currently logged in.

Windows 7 Default behaviour is to allow the second user to try to disconnect the first user through a query message which has an idle timer.

Is there any way to change the behaviour back to windows xp, where 1) disconnection of the 1st user session is not possible, and 2) it is indicated which user is signed on?

Also, even one out of 1) , 2) is better than nothing...

thanks,


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03 Apr 2012   #2
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Rnj,

You maybe able to do this within group policy.

See:
All Group Policy Settings for Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2

You can set an option to 'Deny logoff of an administrator logged in to the console session' or 'Set time limit for active but idle Remote Desktop Services sessions' etc.

I suggest that you make a note of what you do so that you can un-do it if needed


Dave
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03 Apr 2012   #3
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

(I know the link is for Server 2008 but I believe you will have alot of the same options in XP/Windows 7)
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03 Apr 2012   #4
rnj

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

thanks very much for your info..

your first option mentioned, deny logoff if an administrator...

I would like this to be any user logged in, not just that the administrator cannot be booted off.
for instance, instead of 'administrator', any group of users can be specified, which in this case would be all users. not sure if this is possible..

I will see what I can find in the group policy settings..
thanks,
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03 Apr 2012   #5
rnj

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

there don't seem to be any options relevant in the remote desktop services section of the group policy editor, those options that you mention seemingly aren't available on windows 7 pro. Also, considering the case where those options were available, it doesn't seem possible to deny other non-administrator users when a non-administrator is logged in, nor to see who is logged in.
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04 Apr 2012   #6
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The options are available for me on my Windows 7 machine.

Are you looking in here?:
Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services
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04 Apr 2012   #7
rnj

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That's where I looked, (except a difference is that you are on ultimate). There are fewer options than on the analogous Windows Server 2008 R2 page, and none of any of them seem to be the ones that would do the trick anyway. (It wouldn't matter if I had Windows Server 2008 R2..)
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04 Apr 2012   #8
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

:O, sorry I didnt realise the options wheren't there. Have you considered using another Remote Desktop program like VNC or logmein etc?


Dave
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05 Apr 2012   #9
rnj

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I would have gone that route were it available.

I still think there should be a way to provide windowsXP-like behaviour for Windows7, but one thing that was noticed that was kind of nice is that it leaves the session of the other user active in the background, as opposed to logging them off completely, if someone else logs in. That person can then see who was the already-signed-in user via the task manager > Users tab.
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06 Apr 2012   #10
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Guide How to Enable Concurrent Sessions in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 RTM | Missing Remote

I've never tried this. It will allow multiple concurrent connections apparently... I'm not sure if this is what you need though.

If you do download it then run a virus scan and make a backup of the original dll.
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