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  • Remote Desktop has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections

    At my office we still use Windows 2000 Server standard edition.

    After 2 users have connected remotely to the server, the following users get the following message "the system has reached its licensed logon limit. please try again later windows server 2000"

    I understand that w2k allows up to 2 users to be connected to the server.

    I would like to know whether there is a way of extending the users allowed limit to 3 or 4.

    Thanks.

  • #2
    Re: Remote Desktop has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections

    Yes -- enable Terminal Services and buy the correct number of CALs

    (Check with MS first if -- and it is quite a big if -- Server 2000 CALs are available still)
    Tom Jones
    MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
    PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
    IT Trainer / Consultant
    Ossian Ltd
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    • #3
      Re: Remote Desktop has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections

      Will i tried to follow this article but i can't seem to be able to get past step 11. Filling company information and pressing Next so that it requires some PIN.

      support.microsoft.com/kb/237811/en-us

      Also when i try to purchase a License from the following sites as the article says, my country is not listed. Cyprus.

      - Microsoft Select or Microsoft Enterprise Agreement
      - Microsoft Open License Program

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      • #4
        Re: Remote Desktop has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections

        I suggest you contact your Microsoft Regional Service Centre and speak to them directly -- as I said, this is a very old (ancient?) product so license keys may no longer be available, even if downgrade rights are used)
        Tom Jones
        MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
        IT Trainer / Consultant
        Ossian Ltd
        Scotland

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