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How to enable multiple remote desktop user logins in Windows 7

Windows remote desktop connection application can be used in order to connect to another PC on the same network or the internet. Both computers should use Windows and have the “Remote desktop connection” application available. For example, you can use all of your work computer’s programs, files, and network resources from your home computer, and it’s just like you’re sitting in front of your computer at work. You can also use it to access an application that is only installed on a single computer, by multiple users at the same time.

Windows 7 do not allow the concurrent use of a single computer by multiple users. This means that a user needs to be signed out before a second user logs in. This is not the case for the server editions of Windows. Luckily there is a patch that allows you to override this setting and connect multiple users at the same time on a single computer. The will even be able to use the same applications at the same time.

CAUTION: The following steps are probably going against the windows EULA agreement and could cause harm to your computer. I have already tested both of the patched below on windows 7 professional edition installations and could not find any issues.

 

Patch 1 (Does not work on Win 7 SP1)

The first patch just enables multi-user support for the Windows remote desktop connection tool:

  1. You need to download the following zip file: Win7RDP.zip.
  2. Unzip the contents in a folder (let’s say you have used the following path:  “C:\Win7RDP\”).
  3. Execute the file install.cmd by double clicking on it.
  4. You should see a screen similar to the one below, if everything works fine.

    Patch 1 sucessful execution screen

  5. After the end of the patching process the remote desktop connection of your pc provides multi-user support.

 

Patch 2

The following patch application lets you choose whether or not to enable multiuser support for the remote desktop connection process or/and to disable the no blank password policy that is enforced on users that need to connect remotely. Follow the steps below to access the application.

  1. Download the file Concurrent_RDP_Patcher_2-22-2011.zip
  2. Open the compressed file and execute the file “Concurrent RDP Patcher.exe”
  3. You should see the following screen
    Remote desktop concurrent connections patcher
  4. Check the desired options and then click the patch button.

 

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79 Comments

  1. Thanks Very much brother..

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  2. Cannot get this to work on my windows 7 getting message

    patch 1
    ” Your operating system is not supported
    Only for Windows 7 Build 7600 ”
    Patch 2 gives
    Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise – Unsupported temsrv.dll is unpatched.

    Could you please help out here

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    1. Did you try both patches?

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      1. dear, i am still unable to to log on with multiple RD users, still facing issue of log off of existing logged in user, can you please help

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      2. yep
        already try both patches

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    2. Hi, check your windows version “build 7…” ?

      right click on install.cmd file, edit.
      and edit the line contain “7600” with your current build version. (ex. 7601)
      save, and re run as administrator.

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      1. thank you alphart, it’s work for me

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    3. 2path working fine but after few days is not working then we are using 1 path this is not suported error only for 7600 so what we do for resolve this issue suggest me

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  3. Top Stuff, worked a treat,, well done!!!

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    1. Same here, thanks guys

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  4. Tried the first one (edited to build 7601 as in one of your replies), got the message as you got on the CMD prompt, and didn’t work.

    Tried the second one, says “The requested operation cannot be performed with a user-mapped section opened”

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    1. Did you try to restart your pc?
      The second message sounds really strange. I haven’t seen it before.

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  5. Thibault Molleman

    This is very useful but I have a question.
    I manage the IT in our business and I want to use this but I’m not sure if that’s allowed. What do you think?

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    1. Since this is a patch that is going against the EULA agreement of windows, I think that this is not totaly legal…

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  6. how to know how many sessions are connected to my desktop by using Concurrent_RDP_Patcher

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    1. Check the “Users” tab in Window’s task manager screen. You can see there all the user’s of the pc that are currently active.

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      1. Thanks, now I can see how many User’s currently active.
        but how to know from which client(IP) is connected my PC through RDP session

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      2. I’m getting this error while running patch file
        microsoft windows 7 professional termsrv.dll has an unknown checksum

        can you please help me

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    2. You can also type “quser” from a command prompt. If you want to kick someone off, you can lookup their session ID with the above command, then type “reset session #”. Just be sure you are running the command prompt as an Admin.

      BTW, Great little tool… !

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  7. does this make the system more vulnerable and easier to be hacked?

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  8. Great patch. Works nice, now there is another admin happy in the world

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    1. can i print in remote ??? my printers not show when i’m conected ¡¡

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  9. it’s not work

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    1. Please try to share some additional details. This is not helpful for anyone.

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  10. “Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise – unsupported”
    Why? 🙁

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    1. Didn’t ever get the chance to test it on Win 7 Enterprise… Apologies…

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      1. Yes it’s Still working on Win7 Enterprise..

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  12. Shahriar Gharib

    Thank you very much 🙂 now, i’am happy 😉 😀 lol

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  13. Shahriar Gharib

    with patch 2 🙂 😀

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  14. I Tried the first patch and edited to build 7601, it works nice

    But the second Patch didn’t work…

    It says:
    OS info
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate –
    termsrv.dll has unknown checksum

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    1. Same issue here. Patch2 didn’t work & it says:
      OS info
      Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate –
      termsrv.dll has unknown checksum

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  15. Used the second patch…..but how to fix two monitors to the same pc …. and them enable multiple user logon at the same time?

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    1. Hi Lee Deen,
      This patch cannot help use two monitors for two diferrent users on a single pc… Using this patch you can have one user using the pc and at the same time have more users using the same pc through its network connection, using remote desktop

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  16. so simple. g8. thanks

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  17. My system is Windows 7 Professional N Build 7601.

    1st patch worked OK (after edit build number in install.cmd).
    2nd patch did not. Error: ermsrv.dll has unknown checksum.

    However now I can have multiple sessions. Is there any max number of sessions that can be establish?

    Thanks,

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    1. Thanks for the feedback. I haven’t reached a limit of open sessions yet and I have tried up to 3-4 concurrent open connections.
      Please let me know if you reach a limit I am not aware of.

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    2. Please tell me, how can i see the Windows version.
      i ac check only Windows 7 Professional.

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  18. How can we be sure that running downloaded executables that enable multiple remote access is secure? This sounds good but a bit unsure about running it. I mean I don’t know who you are, no offense but…

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    1. You are totally right and I wouldn’t suggest the use of this patch on corporate assets 🙂

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  19. Well done… I’have tried at my win 7 ultimate wo SP 1….
    But how much this mulituser can accepted?
    For planning i want use for 20 workstation, that’s can be or not?

    Thx

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    1. I have not tested the limits of the patch. Please let me know if you encounter any.

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  20. Does it work on Windows 7 Home Premium or do I need at least a version that supports RDP?

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    1. I think it does not work. Give it a try though and let me know if it does please.

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  21. I have used Patch 2 on my Windows 7 Ultimate and its working perfectly now I can login to make my websites while my Girl friend plays Angry Birds.

    Win, win situation for me so thank you very much posting these patches. 😀

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  22. can get to remote desktop log in after install both patches
    keeps kicking me out
    window 7 Ulitmate 7601

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  23. I have the same problem like ingrid. I can’t log in to any of my accounts now.

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  24. hi
    i am using the same windows version and patch 1 worked.
    However, patch didnt work – giving me error as follows:

    OS info
    microsoft windows 7 professional –
    termsrv.dll has an unknown checksum

    Options

    — none to tick.

    please assist what could be the problem here??
    thanks

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    1. You don’t have to use both patches. Either one is fine

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  25. Concurrent RDP Patcher not work

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  26. KrishnaKumar G

    I tried patch 2. My AVG reported the follwing threat and removed it. It is shown as Identity protection threat, IDP.Trojan.D041AFB6..

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  27. Thanks bro for your help and what to do for window home basis
    AND can you tell me how to see another user activity on the computer
    step by step

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  28. Works Like charms ….Bro…Btw Thanks A lot….i use on W 7 Pro..

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  29. No Joy here……..

    Office PC Windows 7 Professional SP1
    Remote Notebook – Need to switch between t10 accounts Admin/Non Admin

    Establish Remote Desktop Connection with NonAdmin account OK
    Launch @nd RDP session as Admin Prompts for user name and Password attempts to connect and returns the following error:
    Remote Desktop can’t connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons:
    1) Remote access to the server is not enabled
    2) The remote computer is turned off
    3) The remote computer is not available on the network

    Make sure the remote computer is turned on and connected to the network, and that remote access is enabled.

    Attempts to establish remote connection fails…..

    Reboot of remote computer sometimes works, most times no……

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    1. I’ve got this same issue.
      Any ideas on this?

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  30. Troubleshooting further I found the Terminal service services in a stop state and could not be restart……

    Be nice to get this working……….

    Thanks

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  31. it helped me a lot
    thnx

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  32. 10/01/2014
    Patch-2 works perfect..
    tnx

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  33. Worked on Win7 32 bit enterprise 7601 with the script change. Thanks

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  34. i’ve searching for this so many times. really happy i found this
    it works absolutely perfect and i can stay logged on remotely and behind my pc as well at one !

    many many thanks

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  35. Thanks, Its work perfect

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  36. I have installed patch1 successfully. Could anybody tell me how to remove/uninstall it?

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  37. It looks like the exe is a little bit trojan..

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  38. Works fine thank a lot bro

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  40. I have installed 1st patch successfully. Now what do i need to take multiple session or different PC

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  41. 7601 works fine! Thanks man!

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  43. patch 2, concurrent rdppatcher worked fine starting 2011-02-23 including Windows updates during that time. Today, after another win update
    a)multiple logons do not work any more
    b) trying to reinstall —> unknown checksum for termsrv.dll and checks are blanked out

    Best regards rlap

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  44. After applying a bunch of Windows updates in October 2014 the patch does not work any more.

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  45. Used program on my Windows 7 Computer and it worked great for over a year. Today I downloaded an update from Microsoft and the PC has stopped allowing RDP logins. I re-ran the programs…had to change the version number to Build 7601. It still doesn’t allow RDP logins. Has Microsoft done something in the update to foil your genius? Any help?

    My next step was to reload the original Windows 7 and start over. I’ll wait on your reply. Thanks.

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    1. Yeah, MS has done something recently that breaks this patch. I have re-installed Win 7 from scratch and when recent updates are applied this patch quits working 🙁

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  46. tnx is work

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  47. Dave Balsillie

    Confirmed. The latest batch of Windows updates replaced termsrv.dll. If anyone out there has an updated DLL patched, I’m sure a huge number of people would appreciate it.

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    1. Did anyone get this patch working with the recent Windows 7 updated?? Thanks.

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  48. i have edited the file for the build to 7601
    then restarted
    but i can log from one user only, when trying to login from another account, it says there is a problem in the remote desktop…plz advise

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  49. Installed patch one and since then am unable to remote to the PC at all, window opens then closes?
    Anyone know how to uninstall this without rebuilding?

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  50. Can i use that for thin clint wyse s50 devices?

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