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Force a single session or allow multiple Remote Desktop sessions per user

  1. from http://remotedesktoprdp.com/force-single-session-allow-multiple-sessions-per-user
  2. Start Registry Editor (by default, this is located atc:\windows\regedit.exe).
  3. Go to the following registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\
    System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer

  4. If the fSingleSessionPerUser value doesn’t exist, create a new DWORD value named fSingleSessionPerUser
  5. Open the fSingleSessionPerUser value. The possible values for this setting are as follows:
    0x0
    Allow multiple sessions per user
    0x1
    Force each user to a single session
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how to setup autologon 2008 in a domain

From http://www.expta.com/2008/04/how-to-enable-autologon-for-windows.html

Once you join a server to a domain, Windows will automatically delete the AutoAdminLogon value from the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon registry key. This causes the userpasswords2 control to hide the “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” check box shown above.

Here’s how to get the missing checkbox back and configure Autologon:

  • Open a CMD prompt and enter the following (all on one line):
reg add “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon” /v AutoAdminLogon /t REG_SZ /d “1” /f


  • Click StartRun and enter control userpasswords2
  • Clear the checkbox for Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer and click OK
  • Enter the user name and password that will be used for Autologon and click OK