Mar 11 2013

Windows Terminal Server RDP Extra Session

Published by at 6:34 pm under Windows

Windows 2003 Server comes with 2 remote desktop sessions for administration. If another session is initiated, you will get the following error message:

The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections

To workaround this, you can start an hidden extra session running:

mstsc /admin or /console

Type in your server’s address and you’re in! You can then kick out logged in people if you like from the Task Manager.
Note: This has been removed on Windows 2008 Server. You can kick out anyone logged in if you have Administrator credentials.

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