4 users in the same VM - Windows

Guilherme Bernardes 1 Reputation point
2021-12-02T14:02:03.683+00:00

Hello. Now I have 2 simultaneous users using my azure VM. Is is possible to up to 4 users?

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  1. vipullag-MSFT 23,576 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2021-12-02T15:42:36.777+00:00

    anonymous user

    The number of simultaneous RDP connections is limited by the license.
    For multiple users to connect to a VM, you'll need to purchase a Remote Desktop Service (RDS) license and set up a RDS server.
    The server would issue client access license to different users or devices (depending on how it was configured) and grant access.
    You can also set up Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) if the machine type you are dealing with is a windows client.

    However, you can consider this work around that you can implement and that will serve you for 120 days.
    Please, try it out in your test environment and when confident on this work around, you can take it to your production environment.

    1) On the server you want multiple concurrent access to, click on Add roles and features
    2) Server Roles -> check Remote Desktop Services
    3) Role Services -> check Remote desktop services Session Host -> click on Add Feature
    4) Install and restart VM
    5) Download the RDP file from the portal -> open it in notepad -> administrative session:i:0
    6) It will be 1 ... change the value to 0 or delete it

    Work Around:
    install role > restart > edit the file > login with other users

    Please note that this would only last for 120 days, after then, you'll have to get the windows team to assist in configuration.

    Also, below are few similar issues for your reference:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/21426/multiple-concurrent-rdp-sessions-on-azure-windows.html

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/41551/how-many-concurrent-users-on-windows-10-enterprise.html

    Hope that helps.
    If the suggested response helped you resolve your issue, please 'Accept as answer', so that it can help others in the community looking for help on similar topics.

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