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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by maxmuscle27, Aug 21, 2008.

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  1. maxmuscle27

    maxmuscle27 Thread Starter

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    I am looking for a solution in order to have 3-4 users be able to Remote Desktop into
    one XP pc all at the same time. Currently, when a user is logged on, and another person
    tries to Remote Desktop into the same pc, it kicks off the first user.
    I edited the termsrv.dll file in order to prevent this but it didn't work.
    Any suggestion on a fix?
     
  2. Soundy

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    Windows Server 2003
     
  3. maxmuscle27

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    Is there a way to do it without having to go out and buy windows server 2003?
    I would like to set something up without having to spend more cash.
     
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    I can do multiple connections with UltraVNC. As with Remote Desktop though I think its only to one user account at a time which makes just veiwing the proceedings of one person in charge viable, but not if everyone expects to conduct their own activities.
     
  5. Soundy

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    To do it with Remote Desktop requires a version of Windows Server with Terminal Services (Remote Desktop basically IS a single-user Terminal Services). If you log in remotely to a regular XP machine with Remote Desktop, it just kicks the local screen to the login prompt, so it's not even possible for that person to watch what's going on.

    A third-party sharing app, like fairnooks suggests, is the only way to do it (but can each user have his own separate session with UNVC?)
     
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    I use Dameware at work which allows this, assuming that you want to use 3rd party software.
     
  7. maxmuscle27

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    I don't really care what I use as long as I can get it setup and working...Dameware software a third party freeware?
     
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    It costs money
    http://www.dameware.com/sales/pricing.aspx

    My experience with vnc was it kicked out the 1st vnc session when you started the 2nd

    Since this is trouted at a admin remote management utility I do not believe it will behave as you desire. You would not want two admin on the same machine both making changes.

    If you think about it, if it did, you would be in violation of the XP EULA which explicitly states single user of the OS.

    This is why Terminal Server Services exists which is only supported on the server platform. Not only would you need a 2003/8 server but you would have to buy TS cals which are not cheap.

    You may also create a condition, if these desired remote users are accessing installed software, that would put you in violation of that installed software licensing if single use software.
     
  9. maxmuscle27

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    Thanks for the info guys
     
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