Is server edition of Windows needed to create multiple remote desktops?
According to the tip, How
can I create multiple remote desktop users?
I need a server edition of Windows to create
multiple remote desktops.
I was surprised to read this because I read another article that says if you install (or copy)
the hosted files, it is possible to use multiple sessions concurrently.
Could you please tell me if the information given is correct, and if it's safe to use this
The only supported means of having multiple remote desktop users access a Windows machine
simultaneously is to deploy Terminal Services. The Remote Desktop Client in Windows XP will only
allow a single session. The article that you reference involves placing your XP workstation in an
unsupported state that is in violation of the Microsoft EULA, as well as leaving the machine
vulnerable to rootkits and other security issues.
This was first published in June 2006