Aug 08

Multiple Session for Remote Desktop on Windows Vista

Previously I had mentioned about enabling Multiple Session for Remote Desktop on Windows XP This time I’d like to talk about Multiple Sessions for Remote Desktop on Windows Vista.

Multiple Session for Remote Desktop on Windows Vista Ultimate, Enterprise and Business Vista x86 (RTM & SP1) and x64 (RTM & SP1)

  1. Download Termsrv.dll file http://rapidshare.com/files/135672441/VISTA_TERMSRV_PATCHES.zip for
  2. Extract files to a folder and run setup.cmd file. Once it runs, it takes care of other details that you would have typed manually.  If you’d like to know what you would be doing manually if you were not running this command, it is listed as below:
    Type the following & hit enter: takeown /f C:\Windows\System32\termsrv.dll
    Then type this & hit enter (NOTE: Replace USERNAME with YOUR USERNAME!):
    cacls C:\Windows\System32\termsrv.dll /G USERNAME:F
    Then go to your Windows Explorer, and go to C:\Windows\System32\
    Rename the original termsrv.dll to something else, like “termsrv.dll.ORIGINAL”, just in case
    NOTE: If you are unable to do the above, try rebooting into SAFE MODE
  3. Assuming you ran the setup.cmd file, in the middle of its execution it will ask you to copy Termsrv.dll file, you should copy the file from the right folder depending on your Windows Vista installation.

Then you’ll also need to create another user. Remember, this doesn’t let you connect 2 people to the same user account, so make another account & then just connect to that one & you should NOT be disconnected.

Thanks to PCTuren you can also use the exe version which supports:

Works with Windows Vista UltimateWindows Vista BusinessWindows Vista Home PremiumWindows Vista Enterprise Edition.
Works with  Windows Vista 32-bitWindows Vista 64-bit versions.
Works with  Windows Vista Original ReleaseWindows Vista Service Pack 1
Works with Windows Vista Enterprise Edition


1 comment

  1. Hi~
    Your tip for multiple session on vista really helps me. Thank you.
    But, I have a question.
    Have you tried execution MS outlook 2007 ?

    Recently, multiple instances of MS outlook are executed on my PC when I log on the PC at local, while singe instance is executed when log on at remote.
    I guess that such execution is occured by Termsrv.dll patch.

    So I tried to disable multiple session by overwritng the original Termsrv.dll into patched Termsrv.dll.
    Despite of overwriting, multiple session is not stopped.

    Can you let me know how to stop multiple instance of MS outlook and multiple session for remote desktop on vista?

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