Friday, November 9, 2007

Exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections

If you've worked on a network with Windows servers, you've encountered this error message many times:
Maximum Number of Connections

This problem happens because Windows only allows two remote terminal services connections when you are in administrative mode, and you've either got two people already on that server, or more likely, you've got a disconnected session that still thinks it is active.

I found two articles that offer solutions:
  • Command Line Hack for: "Terminal Server Has Exceeded the Maximum Number of Allowed Connections"

  • Managing Terminal Services Sessions Remotely