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Windows 7: Connect to existing remote desktop message

29 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Connect to existing remote desktop message

I'm trying to figure out what this means, can anyone provide any insight? Does this mean that 2 other systems are remotely connected my computer??

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30 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Hello Seektruth -

This means there was a previous connection but you didn't logoff correctly, you just disconnected the session. To remove these, click 'Ok' - then logoff correctly. You won't see this message again.

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30 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

Seektruth787, welcome to the windows 7 forum.

Each machine unless it is a terminal server, has a limit of 2 simultaneous remote sessions authorized.
Clicking the red X in the top right of a RDP session just closes the screen. It does not log you off and
when you reconnect as the same user, it just continues where you left off.

You must use the logoff selection to stop the session and release the connection.

Many of the sysadmins setup the terminal server to automatically log the user off after either some period of inactivity or a disconnect (which is what the red x does)

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