Why does 2019 Server Essentials RDP remain 1 session even with GPO set for 2?

DarinG 0 Reputation points

I have installed hundreds of 2016 server essentials over the years. I always go in and setup the 2 RDP administrative sessions. I recently have setup a few 2019 server essentials and did the same thing. However, I only get 1 session. When you RDP in and log in a second time it will bump out the current session.

I also have noticed Teamviewer will not connect when an RDP is active. But when I in in that RDP, I can go to the start menu and run teamviewer (because its not in the system tray) and then teamviewer will connect to that same session like a mirror (same session). I mention teamviewer just as a clue in this issue. I had no issues with this in 2016E....worked 2 RDP and the TV sessions independently. No RDP licenses, just administrative needs.


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  1. Karlie Weng 16,351 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    It's advisable to review your group policy settings, particularly under Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Remote Desktop Services -> Remote Desktop Session Host -> Connections. Even if some settings are not configured, you can modify them according to your preferences.

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