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Can I apply group-based logon limits?

I am trying to configure my Terminal Server to only allow a certain number of users to be logged on by group at one time.

I have 3 groups

Group A - 10 users
Group B - 5 users
Group C - 8 users

I want to make it so that Group A can only have 5 users logged on to the terminal server at the same time, at the same time Group B can only have 2, and C only 4. So if a 6th user attempts to log on from Group A that user will be rejected.

I have searched everywhere and can't find anything on it. If someone could at least point me in the right direction that would be great.

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Unfortunately, you can't do what you want. The only session limits within Windows Server 2003 are those allowing you to limit users to a single session, and those allowing you to determine how long a session may be open. There is no provision for group-based logon limits, sorry.

This was first published in February 2006

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