On Windows 7, Vista and XP, Microsoft has intentionally crippled the Remote Desktop server service to only allow one remote desktop session. Vista Business and Premium even have remote desktop disabled entirely. It is actually easy to re-enable this functionality. To fix this, follow the steps below.
A guide to enabling multiple remote desktop sessions in Windows XP Professional or MCE:Jason Golod's guide for multiple rdp sessions on XP/MCE
There are several places with information on enabling multiple remote desktop sessions on Vista:
- The Vista RDP post
- Here's a zip with everything you need -- just run the .bat for the Vista version you're running
- Or... the steps to go through manually
- The post with the hex editing info (look near the bottom)
There are several places with information on enabling multiple remote desktop sessions on Windows 7: