More than 1 active logged on users

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by lieb39, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

    Hello everyone,

    I have a wireless network setup in my house (sweet) and I remote desktop my main pc running windows XP a lot. The client I use it 2000 pro.

    Whenever I log on via remote desktop, and active users that are logged on locally are kicked off (fast user kick, programs remain open) Than if they try to log on or if a new user tries to log on while I am on than I am kicked.

    Is there a way to change the gpedit, or even the registry to allow more than one active users on the machine?


  2. jkipk

    jkipk OSNN Addict

    I don't think so, not yet. Copied this from

    Windows XP sp2 might enable 2 concurrent users logged on

    More news has surfaced regarding the issue of having concurrent sessions under SP2 of Windows XP when operating Fast User Switching (FUS). This will allow more than one user to remotely connect to a machine at the same time.

    A Microsoft proposal document on this matter outlines a number of scenarios that this will affect but does not specifically state that an active user physically logged on at the machine will be unaffected by a remote session. It does state that an existing remote user will be unaffected by a second session and seems to hint at the use of both a local and remote session at the same time, although in theory there should not be a distinction between a local and remote session.

    If two sessions are already logged on the remote user may be given an option to select which existing user they wish to send a disconnect request to. Alternatively, if two remote sessions are already active, the disconnect request will most likely be sent to the session that is idle longest.

    This is achieved by a registry tweak to change the MaxInstanceCount for Terminal Services under Windows XP.

    Currently, it seems that the two concurrent sessions applying only to machines with FUS is still open.

    We have obtained the document that outlines for such proposals below.

    Download: Download Concurrent Sessions Document
    source: Neowin


    So you can't now, but maybe soon.....