Remotely Terminate your Remote Desktop Connection

One of our most read posts here at MSWHS is one which was written back in June of 2007 entitled, “ERROR The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections”.

When a user establishes a Remote Desktop connection to the WHS this connection will remain active until the user selects “Log Off” from the Start Menu. If a user simply closes the remote desktop window when they’re finished, that username will still remain logged on.

The software running on the WHS to facilitate the Remote Desktop connection will only allow for up to two simultaneous sessions. Active and disconnected sessions are calculated in this connection limit as is the Administrator account also. The console session, however, does not count against the connection limit.

If a third attempt is made to login to the server, the dreaded “The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections” error will be shown to the user, and they will be unable to complete the login process. You can’t even connect to disconnect the old sessions BUT there is a way around this..

Actually as the rest of the tutorial and comments on this post explain, there’s more than one way to sort this problem out and website InfooMatic detail 3 methods which may be worth a try, which you can read here.

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