Multiple Remote Access using remote desktop connection from Mac to XP PC

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Hi, Just would like to ask on how to enable or is it possible in XP Pro OS to be accessed from Mac remotely using remote desktop connection(RDC) using multiple accounts simultaneously? I've tried it but only one account can access, is there any way multiple access be available or enabled? Your inputs will be highly accepted, I just started months ago administering windows machines, well, most are windows server 2003, I just setup a XP pro for some application compatibility and there will be five users that needs to access this machine. Thanks in advance.
ASKED: May 29, 2008  4:43 PM
UPDATED: October 25, 2010  5:03 PM

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In Windows XP on a Domain joined system only a single desktop is allowed.

Microsoft’s Remote Desktop or Remote Assistance only allows a single person to remote into Windows XP at a time. Remote Desktop will lock out the console allowing only the person using RDP to access the system. Remote Assistance is a peek over the shoulder to see what the user is doing or share the desktop at the user’s rights level.

In order to have multiple people share the single desktop simultaneous for administering or support a system you can use a third party remote assistance product.

If you are looking for a creative method of having multiple people share a single desktop for administration or support look at netmeeting or other desktop sharing for meetings applications.

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  • Pressler2904
    There is a way to (sort of) resolve this issue: Timbuktu is a third party remote access program with both Macintosh and Windows clients. If running on the Windows system, it is possible to have more than one connection to the PC from other PC's or Mac's, but NOT to allow control (ie: view only sessions). One remote connection can be given full control, but only one at a time, and it will have to be released from the remote controlling system in order to be grabbed by a different remote system. More information is availble here: http://www.netopia.com/software/products/tb2/ s far as true native sessions, Labnuke is correct that a true server OS would need to be used if that type of connection is required.
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  • Smmattsam
    Like labnuke says, xp doesn't support this, it only allows remote access from one desktop.
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