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Anonymous
2021-02-22T20:00:14.387+00:00

I'm not sure if this is the right forum to ask it, but is it possible to have multiple remote desktop connections at the same time with Windows 10, or do I need to purchase a Windows Server license? Thank you.

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  1. Karlie Weng 15,681 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-02-23T02:23:27.507+00:00

    Hello @$$ANON_USER$$

    Yes, you are in the right place!

    If the remote machine is a Windows Server operating system:

    RDP only supports 2 concurrent connections, if you need more than that, you have to purchase a Windows Server license, and you have to install related server role.

    Remote Desktop Services roles Explained

    If you want to allow more than 2 simultaneously sessions, RDS deployment with appropriate RDS CALs installed is also needed. The CALs can be purchased from the Microsoft store or other 3rd party resellers.

    Here is a link to a set of documents "License your RDS deployment with client access licenses (CALs)" that can walk you through the process of choosing a license and activating it on the server.

    Other reference article:
    How to Install Remote Desktop Services 2016, Quick Start Deployment

    Best Regards
    Karlie

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