The Scenario

Ok so you’ve got a critical Production issue . You try to remotely connect to your Windows server using Remote Desktop and instead you get the following error – Ahhhhhh!

The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections

What do you do?

Error Screenshot


You can use the /admin switch to bypass the user connection limit.

Remote Desktop Screenshot

The /admin switch will give your session elevated rights – this will only work if you are a local server administrator. Administrative users do not count towards the user connection limit.

There’s a variety of other useful switches that I never knew about, so certainly worth having a look at!

Remote desktop command switches
Shane Bartholomeusz