I’ve often worked on SharePoint environments where I accidentally got kicked or kicked others because we were working with the same account on the same server via Remote Desktop. By default each user is restricted to a single session but there’s a group policy to change this.
In Windows Server 2008 you had a UI for this, but since Windows Server 2012 you have to do this via gpedit.msc. This basically enforces a setting in the Windows Registry which you could do directly:
- Open Registry Editor (Start > Run > regedit)
- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server
- Ensure the DWORD fSingleSessionPerUser exists and is set to 0
Or -even easier- create and run a .reg file with the following content:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Here’s a quick link for you: ALLOW_MULTI_RDP_PER_USER.reg