How to Enable Concurrent Sessions in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 RTM

Feb 25 2011

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The script has been updated. The following now works properly:

  1. multi cmd line switch
  2. Home Premium
  3. Non-English Operating Systems, no need to change the script

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

If you've been following MissingRemote for a while, you know one of our most popular series of guides is Enabling Concurrent Remote Desktop sessions. Continuing that trend we have an updated process below working with the RTM (Official Release to Manufacturing) version of Windows7 Ultimate, Professional, Home Premium and Enterprise Editions, x86 & x64 build 7601, Service Pack Build 1130.

One of the most popular articles ever at MissingRemote.com has been our guide on how to enable Concurrent Sessions for Windows Vista. For those unaware of what it is, enabling Concurrent Sessions allows you to Remote Desktop into a system that someone else is on, under a different user account, and access the system without kicking the user off. I, for example, use the feature to have MCE running on my Television, and then I remote into my main user account to access all my files without interrupting my MCE session. Special thanks to Mikinho for compiling the package below and making this all possible.

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***DISCLAIMER***

The following files and instructions are provided to you at your OWN RISK!! Understand that it is replacing important files, and as always, anything can happen. That being said, if you do have a problem, we have a fantastic community here to help you
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (READ CAREFULLY)

1. First, Download the file attached below (you will need to be registered and logged in.

2. Once downloaded, extract the files into a directory (for the purposes of this guide, it will be assumed that the files have been extracted to the folder C:\Win7RDP )

3. Open Windows Explorer to the above folder

4. Right Click on "install.cmd" and select "Run as Administrator"

5. Wait for the script to run entirely. At the end, you should see something similar to the below...

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 If you executed the command successfully, you should see this screen.

EXTRA ABILITIES

For 99.9% of folks, the above steps will be exactly what they are looking for. However, if you want to customize the abilities a bit, there are certain command strings you can run in addition. To do so,you will need to open a Command Prompt with Administrator Privileges(Start > Run > CMD > Right Click "Run As Administrator"). The other available options are: 

-? Show this help
help Save as -?
multi Enable multiple sessions per user
blank Enable remote log on for user accounts that are not password protected

For example, if you wanted to Enable multiple sessions per user, you would follow these steps:

1. Launch a Command Prompt with Administrator priveleges (Start > CMD > Right Click > Run as Administrator)

2. At the C:\Windows\System32 prompt type "cd\Win7RDP"

3. You should now be at the prompt C:\Win7RDP>

4. At the prompt, type: install multi

We hope you have enjoyed this guide from MissingRemote.com! If you have any questions, comments, concerns feel free to post in our forums link below.

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pantyhouse wrote:

it says it only workd for 7601 is there a previous patch?

Yes, see http://www.missingremote.com/guide/how-enable-concurrent-sessions-windows-7-rtm

pantyhouse wrote:

and for Server 2008?

With Server 2008 it isn't needed, you get multiple out of box.

Hi

It is not working for me. I am unable to do multiple logins with same user name. Script runs fine but it does not work for multiple logons for same user.Can you please help?

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1 64Bit

 

Thanks.

Are people able to remotely print to their guest computer with this release?  I am not sure if it is a limitation of the hack or something isn't setup right on either the host side or guest side.  After selecting Printers as a resource to be shared, I don't see the TS001 port options available.  Any ideas?

Thanks! 

Trying to enable multiple sessions but when I type this, "cd\Win7RDP" in the command prompt it shows "The system cannot find the path specified"

It works fine now for multiusers. I have to do a clean Win7 Ultimate Install, update SP1 from Windows Updates and run "install multi" from command prompt.

Thanks a lot for all the good work....

I had this working, then I installed WHS 2011 and now it logs me out. Local remote or over internet.

Is there any way to get this setup with WHS 2011?

(I have muti and blank installed)

 

Thanks

Jeff

Trying to install on Windows 7 Pro N SP1. When I run the batch file I get an error that says it is for build 7601.

When I look in my registry CurrentBuildNumber=7601.

Any idea why its doing this?

Works great again. Many thanks.

 

Hi, I am running W7 HP SP1, and I just have 1 option under System Properties,"Allow Remote assistance connections to this computer", just it.

I have trying to use promt command to instal muti. When I connect almost inmediately I am rejected because another user appear, my own self. When I tryed to get the location C:\Windows\System32 prompt type "cd\Win7RDP"  I get the following: Microsoft Windows [Versión 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. Reservados todos los derechos.
C:\>cd windows
C:\Windows>cd system32
C:\Windows\System32>cd Win7RDP
El sistema no puede encontrar la ruta especificada.

I'm sorry but my system is in spanish....

Could you help me anyway?

Very good work!!!

Thanks


My system is win 7 home premium. only admin group can remotely log on after installation. how can i enable other users and also be able to remotely restart and shutdown the system.

Regards

Hello I have this exact same problem. Works great but only for Administrators. How do I enable remote access for a regular user?

Thanks for this. I'm not able to run gpedit on this machine to allow remote access for them.

 

>>system is win 7 home premium. only admin group can remotely log on after installation. how can i enable other users

Thakaya I can answer your Q - to allow shutdown by remote (not recommended), create a registry file policy like this one.  This prohibits shutdown with NoClose - to allow shutdown then you might Only replace the last '1' with '0'

 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoClose"=dword:00000001

Works like a charme on W7 Home Premium SP1 german.

many thx

Nevermind figured it out.

Hate to bump this but I need to try and address this on a client's computer tomorrow.

"Are people able to remotely print to their guest computer with this release?  I am not sure if it is a limitation of the hack or something isn't setup right on either the host side or guest side.  After selecting Printers as a resource to be shared, I don't see the TS001 port options available.  Any ideas?"

Thanks!

mados123 wrote:

Hate to bump this but I need to try and address this on a client's computer tomorrow.

"Are people able to remotely print to their guest computer with this release?  I am not sure if it is a limitation of the hack or something isn't setup right on either the host side or guest side.  After selecting Printers as a resource to be shared, I don't see the TS001 port options available.  Any ideas?"

Thanks!


Within your remote desktop client app, under "local Resources" before you connect, there's a dialog on using "Local devices and resources." My guess is that you have it checkmarked, meaning that you will use your local printer i believe. I've never printed over remote desktop, but try that setting. Maybe others have actually done so.

Thanks, Mike, for your reply.  Yeah, the box for remote printing is checked.  I even have the local, guest printer shared but that didn't make a difference.  I'm suprised not to see the TS port available as one of the options on the Windows 7 host when trying to install a printer port manually, like I have in the past with Windows XP Pro.  I did see the option to set up Remote Desktop Easy Print (which I assume is the TS port equivelance), after trying to install a local port (on the host) and pointing to Microsoft printer privers, but that came back with an error.

If anyone here would try to see if remote printing is even available with this hack and if so, what is the port's name under the shared printer on the host side, I would really appreciate it!Laughing

Just wanted to say thanks ... previous versions on Win7 and Vista worked great, and so does this on SP1. It's really nice that you include an idiot-proof script, not just the DLLs and instructions.

My wife and I have to use (different) apps installed on our big desktop; since I'm home from work today we really needed this update so I can access it via laptop while she's on the desktop, and thereby your hack helps us maintain marital harmony.

Hello,

I replaced termsrv.dll successfully and everything works well. The only issue that I'm having is that when I click on Start --> Log off --> Disconnect, nothing happens. Anyone else having the same problem? I have Win 7 Ult SP1 x86.

Thank you,
Paul

It seems to be working now. Sorry.

Can anyone here please confirm remote printing still works with this hack?  Thanks!

Pls any help about termserv.dll 6.1.7600.16385 ?? =(((

Works like a charm Laughing (Win7 SP1)

many thanks!

Hi,

I updated to Win 7 64b SP1 and after aplying your patch, remote desktop service wont start at all!

 

It just pops up Error 193: 0xC1 error, see picture below:

http://img839.imageshack.us/i/clipboard02ho.jpg/

 

Okay... so what now?

 

 

Excellent work.  the patched version worked perfectly on Win 7 64bit Enterprise SP1 build 7601.

i've enabled multi as for 90% of my purpose it is exactly what I want but is there a way to specify to connect to an existing session rather starting a new when connecting?  or is this always set at the server end?

 

Thanks

I must be a spaz because when I follow these steps, I cannot invoke the cd\Win7RDP at prompt #2.

My CMD prompt reads c:\windows\system32, but I'm unable to get beyond this. I type cd\Win7RDP but it tells me that I cannot find the path specified. I've tried different ways of typing this, but it's not working. What am I doing wrong?

1. Launch a Command Prompt with Administrator priveleges (Start > CMD > Right Click > Run as Administrator)

2. At the C:\Windows\System32 prompt type "cd\Win7RDP"

3. You should now be at the prompt C:\Win7RDP>

4. At the prompt, type: install multi

Prior to updating Windows 7 Professional 32-bit to SP1, I had used "Concurrent RDP Patcher.exe" successfully to allow multiple remote desktop sessions on our pc. This stopped working when SP1 was applied.

I tried re-running the Concurrent RDP Patcher.exe but this wouldn't run, so I went searching and found yours.

I have tried running it and it looks to get 90% through and then stops when listening on 3389. I have left it for 20 mins or more and the _ cursor blinks but no more. Any Suggestions?

Source Folder is C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_W7-SP1-RTM-RDP-
v2.zip\W7-SP1-RTM-RDP\, Windows is 32-bit

Taking ownership of C:\Windows\System32\termsrv.dll

SUCCESS: The file (or folder): "C:\Windows\System32\termsrv.dll" now owned by th
e administrators group.
Granting Administrators rights
processed file: C:\Windows\System32\termsrv.dll
Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files
processed file: C:\Windows\System32\termsrv.dll
Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files
Stopping Remote Desktop Services
The following services are dependent on the Remote Desktop Services service.
Stopping the Remote Desktop Services service will also stop these services.

   Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port Redirector

The Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port Redirector service is stopping.
The Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port Redirector service was stopped success
fully.

The Remote Desktop Services service is stopping.
The Remote Desktop Services service was stopped successfully.

        1 file(Drunk copied.
Copying "C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_W7-SP1-RTM-RDP-v2.zip\W
7-SP1-RTM-RDP\32_termsrv.dll" to "C:\Windows\System32\termsrv.dll"
        1 file(Drunk copied.
Enabling RDP
The operation completed successfully.
Setting fSingleSessionPerUser to 1
The operation completed successfully.
Setting LimitBlankPasswordUser to 1
The operation completed successfully.
Configuring Remote Desktop in Windows Firewall

Updated 1 rule(Drunk.
Ok.

Starting Remote Desktop Services
The Remote Desktop Services service is starting.
The Remote Desktop Services service was started successfully.

Pausing 5 seconds to give service time to start listening
Checking if Service is listening on port 3389
  TCP    0.0.0.0:3389           BIGRIVER-01:0          LISTENING

I used the script on a Win7 Home Premium SP1

Remote Desktop works fine, but I can't get the drive redirection to work. (or the copy/paste of simple text)

Drive redirection and copy/paste works if I connect to other OS's using RDP (WinXP, Win2003, Win2008) where I didn't have to use the script.

Patches worked, I think!?! I can't seam to get past the login screen!

It doesn't matter what user or password I use it tells me its invalid???

Running Win7 Home Premium SP1 on one machine (trying to connect from), Win7 Home Premium on the other (host)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Got it to work.... Had to create a new user after the patches were created as Win7HP does not have RDP user "access"

WORKS GREAT!!!

Great to see all this camaraderie here.  Now can some please ease my mind by answering the simple question I asked multiple times here that has gone unanswered but I am sure would be of interest to others. Smile

"Can anyone here please confirm remote printing still works with this hack?"

Thanks again!

mados123 wrote:

Great to see all this camaraderie here.  Now can some please ease my mind by answering the simple question I asked multiple times here that has gone unanswered but I am sure would be of interest to others. Smile

"Can anyone here please confirm remote printing still works with this hack?"

Thanks again!

I would if i could, but i don't have a printer connected to my HTPC at home. Anyone else can help here?

Thanks for the follow up Mike.  What I am more so looking to do is print content from the HTPC, (assuming your HTPC is the host with this patch applied), to the remote desktop viewing side's printer.  The HTPC doesn't need a printer, just the viewing side does.  Does that fit your situation?  If not, anyone else's help is also appreciated!

mados123 wrote:

Thanks for the follow up Mike.  What I am more so looking to do is print content from the HTPC, (assuming your HTPC is the host with this patch applied), to the remote desktop viewing side's printer.  The HTPC doesn't need a printer, just the viewing side does.  Does that fit your situation?  If not, anyone else's help is also appreciated!

Ok, thanks for the clarification. Now the bad news, for ME, it did NOT work. While it shows the printer like it should (showing "redirect 2"), it Errors out during the printing.

I tested with my WHS2011 box (which does not have the concurrent patch) just to confirm printing over RDP was working for me, which it was.

Hopefully someone else can test and prove me wrong. Sorry buddy, I know you've been waiting a bit for an answer :-/

Cheers for the efforts!

Just installed it on my Windows 7 Home Premium Sp1 build 7601 - works beautifully. Thanks for writing this app, and making the install process so painless.

 

Guy

I nedd to alter script (validate of product name) for use with Windows 7 UltimateN.

Now, everithing works fine.

Thank you a lot ! It works fine !

Works a treat - thanks, very useful.

 

Paul.

Doesn't work for me, just says 'your operating system is not supported'.

 

Windows 7 home premium, SP1.

Same here, tried to install on multiple systems and only getting:

 

Your operating system is not supported.
Only for Windows 7 Build 7601
Press any key to continue . . .

 

running Windows 7 Ult. x64

systeminfo returns:

OS Version:                6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601

 

I'm running mine right now, and it seems to be hanging on the "listening" part.  It didn't take nearly this long on the first build, but I don't want to interrupt the process and screw it up.  Should it be taking this long? 

EDIT: never mind, it went through. It just took a long time.

Thank you, it is working fine as before!

Win 7 Ultimate SP1.

Ran the patch more than once (deleted the.bak), got all the right script messages, even the "already patched" message, but still cannot login simultaneously through local & remote account (identical to local logged in account or a different one). When I login remotely the local login is always asked to logout.

Any help will be appreciated.

Updated to included N and E versions.

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 - doesn't work, still asks if I want to disconnect the other user...

My system are Windows 7 ultimate RTM SP1 in spanish.. and works fine.. Iwas just install and no report any error... A lot of thanks... Smile

Something really strange with my Windows 7 Enterprise SP1:

- the cmd file runs fine until it stops listening to port 3389. It finally shows "Service is not listening"

- before running the cmd, if the service is not stopped, the cmd fails to execute NET STOP TermService, and a text shows saying the service could not be stopped. I have to stop it manually before executing the batch file

- I checked in the Registry and all seems to be fine, including AllowRemoteRPC that is set to 1

- Executing netstats -a it shows that the port 3389 is not listening.

How is this possible? Any idea would be welcome indeed

Just an FYI.  The Security Update for Microsoft .NET framework 4 Client PRofile (KB2446708) breaks this.  I had it installed and working fine and the remote computer installed this update and I could no longer remote to the machine.  I'm not sure if this breaks RDP totally or just with this fix applied.

jwnaron wrote:

Just an FYI.  The Security Update for Microsoft .NET framework 4 Client PRofile (KB2446708) breaks this.  I had it installed and working fine and the remote computer installed this update and I could no longer remote to the machine.  I'm not sure if this breaks RDP totally or just with this fix applied.

I have that security update on my system and this Concurrent Sessions works just fine. Not sure what else could have triggered it, but it doesn't look like that update breaks it.

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