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    Remote access software for Windows Server 2012

    Hello there,

    I have a dedicated Windows Server 2012 server, and I need remote access from a PC from a Mac OS X simultaneously.
    Today, I use Remote Desktop Connection on the Mac and TeamViewer on your PC.

    The problem is that the PC loses connection when Remote Desktop Connection is closed!

    What is the solution for either the PC or the Mac or the two at the same time to access the server desktop?

    Is there a setting that allows TeamViewer this?

    Should I use or purchase additional software? if so, which one?

    In short, what is the best solution to this problem?

    Thank you!
    Last edited by AlejandroMatamoros; 2014-08-22 at 19:31.

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    This brief article suggest a way to remove the 1 session limit - might work for you.

    cheers, Paul

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    Good find, Paul. Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    This brief article suggest a way to remove the 1 session limit - might work for you.

    cheers, Paul

    Thank you for the answer!

    As I am quite ignorant on the subject, I would like confirmation on being able to use RDP, stating that:

    The goal is to access the server (windows 2012) simultaneously with one PC and one Mac on the same session, to access the same software, and on the same instance of the software. (eg suppose on the server there is an excel spreadsheet open on the desktop, so I hope that two remote users to simultaneously view the same spreadsheet and to get involved on it ...)

    Can you confirm to me that this is possible with a reconfiguration of RDP?

    What should I do on my server?

    Thank you!

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    The users will not be able to view the screens of the other users, but they will be able to use the files on the server.
    If you want to share a session you need some sort of remote control software, like TeamViewer.

    cheers, Paul

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    We already use TeamViewer with one PC. To resume:

    1. We have a dedicated server were we run a specific application.

    2. User A connects remotely to the server via TeamViewer.

    3. User B connects with his Mac via RDP to the server. But when user B, closes his MAC and passes to his iPad, his Mac RDP session is also closed, and the Teamviewer session of the user A is off too.

    The problem is to know if an eventual RDS configuration in the server may solve the problem increasing the limit of simultaneous users.

    Or maybe is better to switch to softwares like Radmin or RealVNC etc....

    thank you.

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    Maybe it's because you use the same logon for all sessions and when one session logs off (closes) the others do to.

    cheers, Paul

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    Can you please explain what do you mean by "same logon" for all sessions?
    Last edited by AlejandroMatamoros; 2014-08-25 at 12:04.

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    When you logon to the server do you use the same credentials for all users?

    cheers, Paul

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    We logon from different devices. I think the server is configured for all users the same way.

    Is it possible to avoid these complications in RDP, by using a 3rd parts software which allows remote control multi-user access to the same Server session?

    Do you have direct experience with some similar solution which gives good quality of service?!

    Thank you!

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