From: Samuel Benzaquen <benza@te...> - 2003-02-18 13:37:56
Windows XP has an advantage over other desktop windows OS. You can have more
than 1 user session open!, the only restriction is that you can only be using
There is a "Switch User" option when you want to log out that allows your session
to go to background while another user opens a new session. Anytime then you
can log back to your session and all your programs and stuff will still be there.
This can also be used with Remote Desktop Connection (terminal services for
XP :P). If the console user selects "Switch User", the console goes back to
the login screen and another user can log thou Terminal Services without logging
off the first session (or asking if they want to).
In a terminal enviroment, if you want to switch user (without logging off) you
have to select "Disconnect" instead of "Log off". This will disconnect the session
from the client, but it'll still be open and you can log in again from the console
or other terminal server client.
This has an advantage over Windows 2000 Terminal Server. In w2kts a terminal
server session cannot be taken from the console and the console session cannot
be taken from the termial client.
With this new approach you can have your session open in your computer and use
it from any terminal services client when you are away and use it again from
the console when you are in.=3D)
I hope this could help at least a little bit =3D).
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XP is only a desktop operating system and will only allow one 'session' at a
time when in 'domain' mode. (Note: RDP in XP does not work if you have
'home' style logins) So if person 'X' is logged locally on and person 'Y'
tries to log in (if allowed of course) then he will be wanred that 'X's
'session will be terminated (like an admin unlocking a locked workstation)
if 'Y' continues. If no one was logged on locally then 'Y's session just
starts. Once 'Y' is logged on remotely then no more sessions will be allowed
via RDP (connection refused).
From: danci@... [mailto:danci@...]
Sent: Tuesday, 18 February 2003 9:44 PM
To: Darryn Capes-Davis
Cc: rDesktop List
Subject: RE: [Fwd: RE: [rdesktop-users] how do I setup and configure the w
indows XP client to accept an rDesktop connection...]
On Tue, 18 Feb 2003, Darryn Capes-Davis wrote:
> Now you should see a rmote tab - rest should be obvious.
> Sorry for the confusion :-)
You seem to know XP's RDP stuff - is it true that XP only allows one RDP
connection? Or is it possible to set it up as a multi-user RDP server?