Set up Multiple RDP sessions on Windows Server 2022

This guide intends to teach you How To Set up or Enable Multiple Remote Desktop (RDP) sessions or connections on Windows Server 2022.

To get at a simple RDP definition, we can’t start by unpacking the acronym. It stands for remote desktop protocol, but you likely already knew that part. So what is the real definition of RDP? A remote desktop protocol is a method that allows a client computer to access and use a host’s computer or server from another endpoint. 

In other words, RDP is a system that connects computers via an internet connection, allowing one computer (the RDP client) to see what’s going on with the other computer (the RDP server host), as well as take over and control its mouse and keyboard functionality.

Steps To Set up Multiple RDP sessions on Windows Server 2022

To enable multiple RDP connections, you must log in to your Windows Server and follow the steps below.

Enable Multiple Remote Desktop Connections on Windows Server 2022

First, you need to open the Run window by pressing Winkey + R.

In your Run window type “gpedit.msc” and press ok to open the Group Policy editor.

Run window

Next, in the Group Policy editor, click on the Administrative Templates from the computer configuration section.

Group Policy editor

At this point, you need to navigate to the following address:

Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Connections

In this window, you need to make two configuration changes to set up multiple RDP sessions.

First, double-click on the Limit number of connections to open it.

Limit number of  RDP connections Windows server 2022

After that, select the Enabled option, enter the allowed number of connections in the specified field and click on Apply and press ok.

Enable RDP sessions Windows server 2022

Next, double-click on the Restrict Remote Desktop Services users for a single Remote Desktop Services session to open.

Restrict Remote Desktop Services

And set the setting to Disable, click Apply and press ok.

Disable remote desktop single connection

At this point, open the Command Prompt window and run the following command to update Group Policy on your system:

gpupdate
Output
Updating policy...

Computer Policy update has completed successfully.
User Policy update has completed successfully.

Now you can have multiple RDP sessions on your Windows Server 2022.

Disable Multiple RDP sessions on Windows Server 2022

If you want to disable multiple RDP sessions, from your Group policy window navigate to the address below:

Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Remote Desktop Services >> Remote Desktop Session Host >> Connections

Double click on Set Restrict Remote Desktop Services user to a single Remote Desktop Services session and set this to Enabled.

Conclusion

At this point, you learn to Set up or Enable Multiple Remote Desktop (RDP) sessions or connections on Windows Server 2022. Also, you can easily disable it and back to its default.

Hope you enjoy it.

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