Can 2 multiple users remote desktop at the same time Windows 10 Pro?
To connect with my coworkers and work together on projects, I frequently utilize Remote Desktop on my Windows 10 Pro, but I soon discovered that only one user could be accessed at once. So I wonder can multiple users Remote Desktop at the same time?”
- Question from Quora
We are sorry to inform you that Windows 10 Pro does not support simultaneous remote desktop connections from numerous users. Under normal circumstances, Windows Pro or Enterprise only permits one connection per PC. Only Windows Server OS supports multiple RDP connections up to 2 sessions per license for free.
How to enable Windows 10 Pro Remote Desktop multiple users [2 ways]
Any possibility for Remote Desktop connection multiple users at the same time on Windows 10/11? In all actuality, the only limitations surrounding remote desktop multiple users capabilities, in theory, are based entirely on computer resources. Therefore, there are still two feasible ways to achieve Windows 10 Pro Remote Desktop multiple users when RDP is enabled.
Way 1. Allow Remote Desktop multiple users on Windows 10,11 Pro using RDP Wrapper
Users can create several concurrent RDP sessions on Windows 10/11 by using RDP Wrapper Library, an open source project on GitHub that sits between Service Control Manager (SCM) and Remote Desktop Services. It will continue to function even if Windows updates the termsrv.dll file or installs monthly updates.
Step 1. Download the latest available version of the RDP Wrapper Library from GitHub.
Step 2. Extract the RDPWrap-v1.6.2.zip archive and then you can find the following files:
- RDPWinst.exe(RDP Wrapper Library installation/uninstallation program).
- RDPConf.exe(RDP Wrapper configuration utility).
- RDPCheck.exe(Local RDP Checker and RDP check utility).
- install.bat, uninstall.bat, update.bat(batch files for install, uninstall, and updates for RDP Wrapper).
Step 3. Find and right-click the install bat, and select Run as administrator to install RDPWrap.
Step 4. The program will be installed to the C:\Program Files\RDP Wrapper directly, once the installation is complete, you can see the successfully installed information as below.
Step 5. Open the RDPConfig.exe to check whether the RDP Wrapper is running, and make sure all elements are green in the Diagnostics section.
Note: Most likely, immediately after installation, the tool will show that the RDP wrapper is running (Installed, Running, Listening), but not working, which is reported by the red warning [not supported].
Step 6. Copy and paste the contents of the following page to the C:\Program Files\RDP Wrapper\rdpwrap.ini file.
Step 7. Restart your computer. Run the RDPConfig.exe tool to check all the items are green in the Diagnostics section and the caption [fully supported] appears.
Step 8. Run the RDPCheck.exe and try to establish multiple RDP sessions on your computer. Now you are able to perform Windows 10 Pro Remote Desktop multiple users.
Way 2. Modify termsrv.dll file to enable RDP multiple users on Windows 10,11 Pro
How to enable multiple RDP sessions in Windows 10 Pro? The limitation on the number of concurrent RDP user connections can be removed by replacing the original termsrv.dll file.
Step 1. To launch the Services management interface, press Win + R and enter “services.msc”. Find and right-click Remote Desktop Services in the context menu and then click Stop.
Step 2. We recommend you to open Command Prompt as administrator and enter the following command to back up the original termsrv.dll file.
copy c:\Windows\System32\termsrv.dll termsrv.dll_old
Step 3. Change the values of the following keys in HKLM> System> CurrentControlSet> Control> Terminal Server:
- fDenyTSConnections (DWORD) — 0
- fSingleSessionPerUser (DWORD) — 0
You can also do it quickly by entering the following two command lines in the Command Prompt:
- REG ADD “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server” /v fDenyTSConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
- REG ADD “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server” /v fSingleSessionPerUser /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
Step 4. Navigate to C:\Windows\System32 to find and right-click the termsrv.dll file, and then select Properties.
Step 5. Click Change to change the file owner from “TrustedInstaller” to a local administrators group.
Step 6. Click Edit on the Security tab. Select the local administrators group and give it Full control over this file and then click OK.
Step 7. Copy the termsrv.dll file from the archive downloaded before operations and replace it with the original one in %SystemRoot%\System32\.
Step 8. Open the Services management console again to start the Remote Desktop Services. And now you can establish two multiple RDP sessions.
RDP alternative: Easier way to achieve remote desktop multiple sessions
While the methods above are not safe enough for personal use, here we recommend you use a free remote desktop tool AnyViewer. As a professional remote access software, AnyViewer offers you a safe and easy way to have multiple remote sessions simultaneously. Download it and you can enjoy the following benefits.
- Easy-to-use. It has easy operations to set up and establish remote connections.
- Secure. It is secured by Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) encryption, preventing your data loss during the whole remote session.
- Compatible. It supports multiple Windows systems, including Windows OS and Windows Server OS, while RDP is not available on Windows Home editions.
- Stable. It ensures you a stable connection supported by a strong technical team.
- Multi-function. In addition to multiple connections, AnyViewer also allows you to transfer files from PC to PC directly, share screen, communicate via the chat box in a remote session, etc.
Install AnyViewer on all your devices and let’s get started.
Step 1. On the host PC, go to Log in and click Sign up to create a new AnyViewer account (log in directly if you have already signed up.)
Step 2. Fill in the sign up information.
Step 3. When you successfully logged in to AnyViewer, you can the devices are automatically assigned to the account you’ve logged in to.
Step 4. On thie client PC, log in to the same account. Go to Device on the left pane, then you can simultaneously gain unattended remote access to the devices by selecting the one you want to connect to and clicking One-click control.
Step 5. Select the other device you want to control and click One-click control again. When controlling multiple devices, you can click the tab to switch remote sessions from one to another.
You can also upgrade to a Professional or Enterprise plan then the following rights will thereafter be yours:
➤Assign more devices. A free account has 3 assigned devices, while Pro/Enterprise supports 10/100 assigned devices.
➤More connection channels. The Enterprise version allows 10 channels.
➤More simultaneous sessions. An professional or Enterprise plan can enjoy 5/10 simultaneous sessions.
➤Connect in privacy mode. It will better protect your privacy by blacking the remote PC and disabling the remote keyboard & mouse.
➤High-speed file transfer. Transfer unlimited files at once at a higher speed of up to 10 MB/s.
In this post, we provide you with 2 different methods to perform Windows 10 Pro Remote Desktop multiple users. Both the methods are not suggested for personal use cause they are not safe enough for your Windows system. Therefore, if you want to achieve remote sessions simultaneously without any damage to your Windows security, AnyViewer is the best choice for you.