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Two Remote Desktop Users at the same time ??

  1. #1


    Synapse Syndrome Guest

    Two Remote Desktop Users at the same time ??


    Is there any way to let two users use a [Vista Ultimate] desktop machine at
    the same time?

    Windows Server 2003 allows two concurrent connection through RDP for
    administration mode.

    Also, the later specification for Smart Display 1.5 (Mira), allowed the
    display to use the Windows XP host to run one normal user at the computer
    simultaneously with the Smart Display user.

    I am looking to be able to use my Vista Ultimate desktop machine in a
    similar way. I want to be able to use it normally at the desk with one user
    account, and have a laptop connect to it using RDP in another user account.

    When I try this I get a screen saying that the only way I can connect would
    be by knocking off the other user.

    Is there any possible way to do this without using a Windows Server machine
    with Terminal Services?

    I want to avoid compromising and using the same user account through
    something like VNC or TeamViewer.

    Cheers

    ss.



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  2. #2


    Tiberius Guest

    Re: Two Remote Desktop Users at the same time ??

    there was a patch for xpsp2 that gave you as many users as you wanted....
    perhaps they will make one for vista as well



    "Synapse Syndrome" <synapse@NOSPAMgomez404.elitemail.org> wrote in message
    news:OIdybtBsHHA.4180@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >
    > Is there any way to let two users use a [Vista Ultimate] desktop machine
    > at the same time?
    >
    > Windows Server 2003 allows two concurrent connection through RDP for
    > administration mode.
    >
    > Also, the later specification for Smart Display 1.5 (Mira), allowed the
    > display to use the Windows XP host to run one normal user at the computer
    > simultaneously with the Smart Display user.
    >
    > I am looking to be able to use my Vista Ultimate desktop machine in a
    > similar way. I want to be able to use it normally at the desk with one
    > user account, and have a laptop connect to it using RDP in another user
    > account.
    >
    > When I try this I get a screen saying that the only way I can connect
    > would be by knocking off the other user.
    >
    > Is there any possible way to do this without using a Windows Server
    > machine with Terminal Services?
    >
    > I want to avoid compromising and using the same user account through
    > something like VNC or TeamViewer.
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > ss.
    >




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  3. #3


    Synapse Syndrome Guest

    Re: Two Remote Desktop Users at the same time ??



    The title of this thread should actually be something like:

    "Two conncurrent user at the same time, one using RDP ??"

    ss.



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  4. #4


    Synapse Syndrome Guest

    Re: Two Remote Desktop Users at the same time ??

    "Tiberius" <Jim@Tib.Kirk> wrote in message
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    > there was a patch for xpsp2 that gave you as many users as you wanted....
    > perhaps they will make one for vista as well
    >


    Oh really? I never heard of that. Does that patch still work, or did MS
    repatch the patch through Windows Update?

    ss.



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  5. #5


    Shenan Stanley Guest

    Re: Two Remote Desktop Users at the same time ??

    Synapse Syndrome wrote:
    > Is there any way to let two users use a [Vista Ultimate] desktop
    > machine at the same time?
    >
    > Windows Server 2003 allows two concurrent connection through RDP for
    > administration mode.
    >
    > Also, the later specification for Smart Display 1.5 (Mira), allowed
    > the display to use the Windows XP host to run one normal user at
    > the computer simultaneously with the Smart Display user.
    >
    > I am looking to be able to use my Vista Ultimate desktop machine in
    > a similar way. I want to be able to use it normally at the desk
    > with one user account, and have a laptop connect to it using RDP in
    > another user account.
    > When I try this I get a screen saying that the only way I can
    > connect would be by knocking off the other user.
    >
    > Is there any possible way to do this without using a Windows Server
    > machine with Terminal Services?
    >
    > I want to avoid compromising and using the same user account through
    > something like VNC or TeamViewer.


    Having given my first response - I stand by it (no supported method) - but I
    did state it was possible for Windows XP using a 'hack' and files from the
    beta of SP2.

    Have you even searched for a solution on your own?

    My first search for "concurrent remote desktop Vista" came up with hacks
    similar to those for XP - but 'unsupported' and "risky" are still part of
    the equation. After all you are replacing system files with those whose
    contents - you do not know where they came from.

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html



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  6. #6


    Shenan Stanley Guest

    Re: Two Remote Desktop Users at the same time ??

    Synapse Syndrome wrote:
    > Is there any way to let two users use a [Vista Ultimate] desktop
    > machine at the same time?
    >
    > Windows Server 2003 allows two concurrent connection through RDP for
    > administration mode.


    Yes - it is a server OS.

    > Also, the later specification for Smart Display 1.5 (Mira), allowed
    > the display to use the Windows XP host to run one normal user at
    > the computer simultaneously with the Smart Display user.


    Third party applications - although there was a hack by which you used a
    file from a beta release of SP2 and could remote into the machine
    concurrently.

    > I am looking to be able to use my Vista Ultimate desktop machine in
    > a similar way. I want to be able to use it normally at the desk
    > with one user account, and have a laptop connect to it using RDP in
    > another user account.


    Perhaps with a third party program - but I am unaware of any for Vista at
    this time.

    > When I try this I get a screen saying that the only way I can
    > connect would be by knocking off the other user.


    True.

    > Is there any possible way to do this without using a Windows Server
    > machine with Terminal Services?


    Not that has been published as supported.

    > I want to avoid compromising and using the same user account through
    > something like VNC or TeamViewer.


    Again - you'd have to look for some third party application...

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html



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  7. #7


    Synapse Syndrome Guest

    Re: Two Remote Desktop Users at the same time ??


    "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
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    >
    >> Also, the later specification for Smart Display 1.5 (Mira), allowed
    >> the display to use the Windows XP host to run one normal user at
    >> the computer simultaneously with the Smart Display user.

    >
    > Third party applications - although there was a hack by which you used a
    > file from a beta release of SP2 and could remote into the machine
    > concurrently.


    No, Smart Display was a Microsoft initiative. It failed because it was too
    expensive.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/sma...y/default.mspx

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_Display

    ss.



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  8. #8


    Synapse Syndrome Guest

    Re: Two Remote Desktop Users at the same time ??


    "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > Have you even searched for a solution on your own?


    These chosen newsgroups seemed to be the natural place to ask people that
    might have had some experience with this.


    > My first search for "concurrent remote desktop Vista" came up with hacks
    > similar to those for XP - but 'unsupported' and "risky" are still part of
    > the equation. After all you are replacing system files with those whose
    > contents - you do not know where they came from.
    >


    Thanks, I'll have a look at these. I would guess that the files came from
    Windows Server 2003.

    ss.



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  9. #9


    Shenan Stanley Guest

    Re: Two Remote Desktop Users at the same time ??

    Shenan Stanley wrote
    > Have you even searched for a solution on your own?


    Synapse Syndrome wrote:
    > These chosen newsgroups seemed to be the natural place to ask
    > people that might have had some experience with this.


    Yes - but just because you can ask doesn't mean you shouldn't put in some
    effort on your own first... ;-)

    Shenan Stanley wrote
    > My first search for "concurrent remote desktop Vista" came up with
    > hacks similar to those for XP - but 'unsupported' and "risky" are
    > still part of the equation. After all you are replacing system
    > files with those whose contents - you do not know where they came
    > from.


    Synapse Syndrome wrote:
    > Thanks, I'll have a look at these. I would guess that the files
    > came from Windows Server 2003.


    No idea - they claim to be hacked... The definition of 'hacked' is pretty
    broad these days.

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html



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  10. #10


    Tiberius Guest

    Re: Two Remote Desktop Users at the same time ??

    It works

    there are links and downloads for it here

    http://www.google.com/search?q=Termi...x=&startPage=1


    "Synapse Syndrome" <synapse@NOSPAMgomez404.elitemail.org> wrote in message
    news:%23MK0D2BsHHA.404@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > "Tiberius" <Jim@Tib.Kirk> wrote in message
    > news:uKOiJwBsHHA.2240@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >> there was a patch for xpsp2 that gave you as many users as you wanted....
    >> perhaps they will make one for vista as well
    >>

    >
    > Oh really? I never heard of that. Does that patch still work, or did MS
    > repatch the patch through Windows Update?
    >
    > ss.
    >




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