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Is there a way to use Remote Desktop without locking the PC being connected

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AndyD    19

I rather not use Teamviewer within my LAN since it is noticeably slower. The only thing is that I would prefer to be able to log into another PC without that PC locking. Is that possible? All the PCs have Win 8 Pro

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MorganX    1,046

I'm not aware of a way, but you can use remote assistance.

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zhangm    1,210

Yes. It involves patching a system file. At least one utility is available to do this; search for "Multiple RDP (Remote Desktop) sessions on Windows 8".

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Max Norris    2,071
I rather not use Teamviewer within my LAN since it is noticeably slower. The only thing is that I would prefer to be able to log into another PC without that PC locking. Is that possible? All the PCs have Win 8 Pro

Unless something's changed, officially, no. It's a limitation of the desktop version of remote desktop, one active session at a time. There is a couple *cough* unofficial ways around that limitation in the previous desktop versions of the OS, no idea if it's been done for 8 yet. I'd suspect it can't be mentioned here.

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AndyD    19

Ah ok. I remember doing this for Windows XP. I'll have a look around

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+FiB3R    1,660

Yes. It involves patching a system file. At least one utility is available to do this; search for "Multiple RDP (Remote Desktop) sessions on Windows 8".

Thanks ;)

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Rohdekill    730

Web-Ex can do this, but it isn't practical for home use.

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+John Teacake    447

Yeah you can view the other person session if that's what you mean! I'm sure you can somehow...

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sc302    1,434

Vnc would be a way to go. Well there is sccm but it is not free nor can you put it on without a server.

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+BudMan    2,921

"Teamviewer within my LAN since it is noticeably slower"

And are you connecting via lan, or going through their brokerage service. Just connecting via lan should be faster you would think. Are you running the current version 8?

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