multisession win 11 limited to 2 users

developer Catodica 0 Reputation points

I have multisession Win 11 in Azure. 'Standard D4ds v4'.
Still I am limited to access it using only 2 RDP connections at the same time while we wanna access it with a minimum of 5 users at the same time.
What is missing!?

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  1. Rishikesh Singh 470 Reputation points

    Hello, please find details below and Also please accept the answer if this is helpful

    By default, Windows 11 allows only two concurrent remote desktop connections for administrative purposes. To enable more concurrent user connections, you need to switch your Windows 11 virtual machine to a Windows 11 Enterprise or Windows 11 Multi-Session operating system image, as these versions are specifically designed to support multiple remote desktop sessions.
    Here are the steps you can follow to enable more concurrent user connections:
        Verify the operating system version: Ensure that you are using a Windows 11 Enterprise or Windows 11 Multi-Session image for your Azure virtual machine. You can check the Azure Marketplace for the available images, and if needed, redeploy your virtual machine with the correct operating system version.
        Activate the appropriate license: Windows 11 Enterprise or Windows 11 Multi-Session requires a corresponding license to enable multiple concurrent user connections. You need to ensure that you have the appropriate licensing in place and activate it on your virtual machine. You can obtain the licenses through Volume Licensing agreements or other licensing programs.
        Configure the Remote Desktop Services (RDS) role: Once you have the correct operating system and licenses, you need to install and configure the Remote Desktop Services role on your virtual machine. This role allows the virtual machine to accept multiple remote desktop connections simultaneously.
        Adjust the licensing mode: In the Remote Desktop Services configuration, set the licensing mode to "Per User" instead of "Per Device." This allows multiple users to connect using their individual user accounts rather than being limited by the number of device connections.
        Configure the Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) settings: Customize the Remote Desktop Session Host settings to define specific session limits, connection settings, and user permissions as per your requirements. You can manage these settings using the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration tool.
        Test the connections: Once you have completed the above steps, test the configuration by connecting multiple users simultaneously to your Windows 11 virtual machine using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).
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