Today we will be discussing how to allow multiple Terminal Services or Remote Desktop Services option. But before we start our today’s article on how to allow Multiple TS Sessions, let us give you a brief about the Terminal Service and its uses.
Remote Desktop Services earlier known as Terminal Services is the component of Windows. It is responsible for executing a thin-client terminal server through any Windows application to make the PC accessible to any remote client machine. The client machine can itself run the OS as long as the TS protocol is supported. It can also just be a carrier machine which can support the protocol.
Usually, windows allow you a single RDP session, and this is by default. But, sometimes when you are in one session and tend to take over other’s live session. Then you may switch to enable the multiple RDP sessions. Subsequently, you must follow the steps mentioned below.
Multiple TS Sessions by Enabling Multiple RDP Sessions
No need to worry about your multiple TS sessions errors because we have got some super easy methods for you to try out. Using these methods, you can conveniently enable multiple Terminal services on your device!
Remote Desktop Protocol usually prevents the end users to connect to multiple desktop connections and limits the use to only one local device. To enable multiple RDP sessions, try out the simple methods given below.
Modifying Computer Configuration
- Firstly, you need to Login to the server using the Remote Desktop and for doing this, simply press the Windows key. The start screen will appear, type “gpedit.msc” in the search box. Solve the windows update error if any.
- Go to the Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Connections.
- Disable the “Restrict Remote Desktop Services user to a single Remote Desktop Services Session .”
- Finally, double click on the ‘Limit number of connections’ and enter the value 999999, to set as well as allow the Maximum Connection for multiple TS sessions.
Modify the termsvrl.dll
The above mentioned termsvrl.dll is the library file of Remote Desktop Services or RDS. This file does not allow you to have multiple TS sessions or more than one RDP connection. As a result, only a single user is able to use the local machine at a time. If any other connection is made, the previous connection made will be forced to shut down.
In such a situation, all we need to do is modify this library file to fix this problem!
Let us make it easy for you,
- Firstly, open the Command Line Prompt. Paste the given command,
This command maintains a backup for your file.
- Next, take the ownership of this file and give access rights to the administrators group.
- To do so, you need to choose the library file by right-clicking and then choose the properties.
- Opt for the Security tab, and then click on edit.
- Now, paste this command on the screen.
Net stop TermService
This step will end your Terminal Service.
- Now you need to access the same library file mentioned using any editor that is convenient for you.
- Simply search code:
- Now replace it using this code:
Note that while inserting the codes, some systems may show an error. At such times, just rewrite the code using spaces after every 2 digits.
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- Lastly, try to access another RDP session and run the Terminal Service connection. You must save the library file too.
Accessing the Remote Desktop Protocol Wrapper Library Project
Are you getting confused with all the complex steps?
Don’t worry, here is an easy to implement method through which you can modify your library file!
- Download the latest version v1.6 of the RDP wrapper library project. This will have no specific effect on your library file. However, it will modify the argument values of termsrv.
- For installation of the wrapper library, run the install.bat using administrator rights.
- Next, run the RDPConfig.exe.
- The block under the diagnostics should completely change to green color.
- Open another Remote Desktop Protocol Session.
- You will be able to run multiple Terminal Service connections!
This method does not involve multiple steps and is reliable for connection issues. RDP Wrapper library is an efficient connective layer that helps you to conveniently achieve numerous concurrent RDP sessions.
Hope this method helps you to activate your Multiple TS Sessions on your Windows PC. Refer to our step by step solutions to some similar protocol errors . Let us know in the comments if you have any issues!