Tuesday , 25 October 2016

How to Enable Concurrent Remote Desktop Sessions in Windows 8

How to Enable Concurrent Remote Desktop Sessions in Windows 8

How to Enable Concurrent Remote Desktop Sessions in Windows 8 ?

Microsoft offers the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in Windows to allow remote desktop connections, and while most versions of Windows include a RDP client, only the Professional, Ultimate and Server editions offer the RDP server to accept incoming connections.

Unlike server editions of Windows, Microsoft limits the client editions of Windows to one concurrent user, whether remote or local. So if a remote desktop connection is made, no one physically at the PC can use it or even see the desktop without first kicking off the remote user.

Today i am going to show you How to Enable Concurrent Remote Desktop Sessions in Windows 8 ?

Now you just need to enable incoming remote desktop connections. Here’s how to do so with Windows 8:

Right-click on Computer from the Start Menu and select Properties.

Click Remote settings on the left.

Under Remote Desktop, select one of the three options.

Administrators on the computer will automatically be added to the list of remote users, but if you need to add standard users, click Select Users.

Windows should automatically configure Windows Firewall to allow the RDP traffic to pass through, but if you have a third-party firewall installed on the PC, you may have to manually configure it to allow the traffic.

As with normal remote desktop connections, remember that to remotely connect over the Internet you must configure your router to forward incoming RDP connections to the desired PC. And unless you perform other RDP settings modifications to change the RDP ports in the Windows Registry you’re basically limited to configuring one PC on the network for incoming connections via the Internet.

You need to download Windows 8 Patcher.exe (Download)

and install it in your windows 8 Computer . Within 8 sec your window  will restart.


Now you are able to login multiple Concurrent Remote Desktop Sessions in Windows 8.


Basically, this patch done two things, one to patch the termsrv.dll to allow multi-concurrent users to log in, and one to make two registry changes to allow the TS connection in.

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\

fDenyTSConnections (DWORD) = 0

fSingleSessionPerUser (DWORD) = 0

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About Syed Balal Rumy

A 27 year Tech Geek and a blogger from India ( Bihar ) , live in New Delhi. I am MCITP , CEHv8 , CCNA , CCNA Security , CCNP Security , Security + and CCSA certified. Loves to write tech articles based on my real experiences.


  1. I’m looking everywhere on the net for this patch, but it seems to be blocked. Perhaps you can forward me a proper download link for the patch to allow concurrent rdp sessions with Windows 8.

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