Windows Vista B/U License (Multisession)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Martin, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. Martin

    Martin Guest


    I have read the License term for Windows Vista Bussiness and Ultimate
    editions. I am not sure, if it is allowed to have two concurrent working
    users at one time (one over RDP, second over Console). As a comparison,
    Windows Server 2003 allows up to two remote sessions and once console session
    at one time.

    Please be aware that this is not a Fast User Switch Case. All the user need
    to actively work at the same time.

    Thank you,


    Footnote: This issue is a "killer" function for me and without that the
    Windows Desktop OS is dead for me.
    Martin, Feb 24, 2007
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  2. Martin,

    It does not work that way with a remote desktop connection.
    You do not get one console and one remote - the console is switched out
    while an RDP session is active and logging onto the console disconnects the
    RDP session.
    Basically the RDP/Remote Desktop in Vista and XP are an extension of the
    fast user switching where the concurrent users stay active but the display
    is either directed to the console or the RDP session.
    If you need multiple concurrent display session you must use a server
    product such as Windows Server 2003 R2 in terminal server mode and purchase
    the appropriate additional TS licenses.
    Mike Brannigan, Feb 24, 2007
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