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Today we will show how multiple users can simultaneously use a Windows 10 at same time.
Many user who want multiple access provided by Windows Server on their client version (Windows 10) but trying to avoid the small fortune associated with using the Windows Servers.
Today we are trying the effective solutions for this problem.
Is there a way for Multiple Users Simultaneously Use Windows 10?
Unlike the Windows Server, the client version of the Windows OS, such as Windows 10, 8, and 7, to the earliest versions, does support multiple users simultaneous use of the computer.
Instead, the Microsoft Windows version is a multi-user operating system for single users i.e., even though multiple users can access the computer, it is only at a time. This is further evident in the single input and output devices such as the mouse, keyboard, and visual display unit with computers running the OS.
Many technical enthusiasts might suggest making use of the remote desktop connection. However, when using the RDC on Windows 10 or other client versions, the host computer immediately logs you out as you log in on the remote computer.
And, two or more users using a computer at the same time is different from sharing a computer in which a user must log out before the other can log in.
Methods on Enabling Multiple Users Simultaneously Use Windows 10
Multiple users cannot simultaneously use Windows 10, but it is possible to use some methods. However, note that such tweaks can risks your device.
As a result, you should only use them in a test and knowledge (we won’t be responsible for the consequence of using them).
First way: Use RDP Wrapper to allow multiple uses on Remote Desktop
RDP Wrapper is an open-source project that allows the creation of several concurrent RDP sessions on Windows 10. It sits between Service Control Manager and the Remote Desktop Service and continues functioning despite updates to the termsrv.dll file.
This is the first way Multiple Users can Simultaneously use a Windows 10
Note: Ensure you use an original/unpatched termsrv.dll before installing the RDP Wrapper Library.
Step 1: Download RDP Wrapper Library
- Navigate to GitHub.
- Scroll down to Assets.
- Click on the latest RDP Wrapper Library version.
Step 2: Extract the RDP Wrapper Library
- Extract the downloaded zip file.
- Ensure the folder contains the files listed below:
– install.bat, uninstall.bat, update.bat
Now Step 3: Install the RDP Wrapper Library
- Right-click on install.bat.
- Click on Run as administrator.
- The installer will install RDPWrap to the C:\Program Files\RDP Wrapper.
- On completion, the onscreen information will display Successfully installed as seen in the picture below.
On Step 4: Check the Diagnostic Section
- Click on the RDPConfig.exe to open the RDP Wrapper Configuration.
This will show the Diagnostic section indicating whether the RDP Wrapper is installed, running, listening, and supported.
On first accessing the application after installation, the Diagnostic section will show that RDP Wrapper is Installed, Running, and Listening but not supported.
Follow the steps below to ensure all elements shown in the Diagnostic section are green.
- Navigate to Githubusercontent website.
- Copy the content on the page.
- Navigate to C:\Program Files\RDP Wrapper\rdpwrap.ini.
- Paste the content on the page.
- Restart your computer.
- Run the RDPConfig.exe tool again.
- Check if all items are now green.
On Step 5: Run RDPCheck.exe
- Run the RDPCheck.exe as an administrator.
- Multiple users should be able to simultaneously use Windows 10 Pro on your computer.
Second way: Modify termsrv.dll file to Enable Multiple Users on RDP
You can remove the limitation on the number of multiple users by replacing the original termsrv.dll file. Follow our steps below:
Step 1: Stop the Remote Desktop Services
- Press the shortcut Win + R to open the services.msc
- Scroll down to find Remote Desktop Services.
- Click on Stop.
Step 2: Backup the termsrv.dll file
- Run Command Prompt as an administrator.
- Back up the termsrv.dll file using the command below.
Copy c:\Windows\System32\termsrv.dll termsrv.dll_old
Now Step 3: Change the control value using the file
- Run the Command Prompt as an Administrator.
- Enter the command line below.
REG ADD “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server” /v fDenyTSConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG ADD “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server” /v fSingleSessionPerUser /t
REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
- We can also do this using the Registry Editor
- Change the value of fDenyTSConnections (DWORD) and fSingleSessionPerUser (DWORD) to 0
Now Step 4: Edit the termsrv.dll file
- Navigate to C:\Windows\System32.
- Scroll down to termsrv.dll file and right click.
- Click Properties.
On Step 5: Change the control on the termsrv.dll file
- Change the file owner to a local administrator group.
- On the Security tab click on Edit.
- Select the local administrators’ group.
- Under the permissions for administrators, choose Full.
- Control and click OK.
- Copy the termsrv.dll file and replace it with %SystemRoot%\System32.
On Step 6: Start Remote Desktop Services
- Open the Services management console.
- Start the Remote Desktop Services.
- You can now establish two multiple RDP sessions.
Method 3: Use a Third-Party Application
There is so many third-party applications use several mechanisms to allow multiple users to use Windows 10 simultaneously. The most common example is TeamViewer.
There is not possible for open more than a user on you windows virtual computer. But some of them will risk your device (use it with cautions)
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