How to enable concurrent Remote Desktop Session on Windows 7?
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a feature in Microsoft Windows, which allows remote desktop connections. RDP server can accept incoming remote connections only in these editions of Windows – Professional, Ultimate and Server. But in the client version of Windows, Microsoft limits the access to only one user accessing the PC at a single time. So, if any remote desktop is made to one computer, the user logged to the computer will be unable to access the computer or see its desktop and will have to wait for the remote session to end.
Breaking this limitation will allow the person taking remote desktop connection as well as the person logged to the system to work simultaneously. To enable the remote desktop connection for simultaneous use, you will first have to execute the Universal Termsrv.dll Patch, which is provided by the handle DeepXW.
- Here is the step-by-step solution to execute the Universal Termsrv.dll Patch:
- Download the Universal Termsrv.dll Patch then extract the ZIP file.
Based upon your processor, look for the suitable patch program – for 32-bit(x86), you can pick Universal TermsrvPatch-x86.exe and for 64-bit(amd64), you can pick UniversalTermsrvPatch-x64.exe.
Once you are able to download the patch on your PC, it needs to be run as an executable to be active on your system. Here are the steps to do so:
- Right-click on the Patch that you downloaded for your PC and from the list of options, select to ‘Run as administrator’.
- Hit the ‘Patch’ button to replace the Termsrv.dll file and perform the Registry modification.
- Now, ‘Restart’ your PC to enable the modifications.
Finally, you can enable the incoming remote desktop session (Concurrent sessions) on your Windows 7 based PC. Here’s how the steps go:
- Right-click on the Computer from the Start Menu and go to its Properties.
- From the options given on your left, select Remote Settings.
- From the list of option given under Remote Desktop, select one of the three options.
- To add standard users, click Select users for whom you want to allow remote desktop sessions on your PC.
Now, when the concurrent Remote Desktop session is enabled on your PC, Windows should automatically configure its windows firewall settings to allow the passing through of RDP traffic, however, if any third-party firewall is installed on your PC, you will have to configure it manually.