HOW TO CONFIGURE REMOTE DESKTOP TO ALLOW SIMULTANEOUS CONNECTIONS TO WINDOWS 8 SYSTEM

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Remote Desktop feature that was introduced by Microsoft in Windows 7 and Windows 8 is an amazing feature that allows you to connect to your PC remotely i.e. without even being near the system. Remote Desktop allows a user to access his system from virtually anywhere. However, by default two users cannot simultaneously access Windows system though it is not entirely impossible. In this tutorial I will give a step by step procedure on enabling simultaneous sessions in Window 8.

Windows 8 Media
Windows 8 Media

In order to allow this feature one has to follow the following procedure carefully:

  1. Download Universal Termsrv.dll from Google and extract the zip file. After extracting you will obtain two patch programs each for a different version of the Windows operating system i.e. 32Bit (x 86) and 64bit (x 64)
  2. In the event of a 64 Bit Operating system Right click the file UniversalTermsrvPatch-x64.exe then select Run as Administrator to run the file with Administrator privileges.
  3. Click Patch button thus beginning the patch process which will then start changing registry files, so make sure you create a restore point before running patch.
  4. 4.      The program will replace Termsrv.dll in the registry while automatically saving a back-up for modification later on if the user so desires.
  5.  Once the process is complete restart your system in order for the changes to take effect.
  6. We will then enable Incoming Remote Desktop Connections by right clicking on Computer and selecting properties.
  7. Click on Remote Settings on the left side of the window this will open a window titled System Properties choose any one of the three options preferably Allow remote connections to this computer. By doing that the system administrator will automatically be added to the list of remote users.
  8. After selecting this option Windows will automatically start to configure Windows Firewall to allow Remote Desktop traffic.
  9. To access Remote Desktop connection over the internet the router in use musts also be configured to forward any incoming RDP connections to the target Computer.
ALLOW SIMULTANEOUS CONNECTIONS
ALLOW SIMULTANEOUS CONNECTIONS

In doing the above, you will have configured the system to allow simultaneous sessions in Windows 8. Thus you can access your system remotely no matter who else is using the system. However, it is important to note that use of this patch is in defiance of Microsoft License Agreement.

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