Terminal Server Has Exceeded Max Number of Connections Windows Server

Ever see this lovely image when you try to Remote Desktop into a Windows Server?

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Windows Server only allows two remote connections at a time. If two users did not log off properly, then you are stuck.

For Windows Vista/7:

Start -> type Remote Desktop -> Right Click the shortcut, click Properties. Copy the target field into notepad. You will return it later.

In the target field paste the following:
%systemroot%\system32\mstsc.exe /admin

For Windows XP:

Start -> All Program -> Accessories -> Communications,

Right click Remote Desktop Connection and click Properties. Copy the target field into notepad. You will return it later.

In the target field paste the following:
%systemroot%\system32\mstsc.exe /admin

Click OK to save.

Remote Desktop into the server -> right click task bar -> Task Manager. Select the Users tab.

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You will see all the users connected to the server. Select a user, and then click the Logoff button.

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Now logoff normally and reconnect to normal way with Remote Desktop and you are back in business.

Make sure you return the target field back to normal.

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