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How do we run more than one Remote Desktop session

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  • I can't seem to run more than a single Remote Desktop session.   I can click the Remote Desktop App and connect to a computer but once I'm connected to a computer there doesn't seem to be anyway to minimize one session and start another.   Going to the Start page and clicking the Remote Desktop app just takes you back to the currently running session.
    Thursday, October 20, 2011 3:28 PM

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  • I can't seem to run more than a single Remote Desktop session. I can click the Remote Desktop App and connect to a computer but once I'm connected to a computer there doesn't seem to be anyway to minimize one session and start another. Going to the Start page and clicking the Remote Desktop app just takes you back to the currently running session.
    Use the usual desktop version:
     
    C:\Windows\System32\mstsc.exe
     
    I have it pinned to the taskbar.
     

    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    Thursday, October 20, 2011 4:01 PM
  • Just for future reference, when you attempt to launch new instance of an app from Metro UI with an older instance already running, it will merely switch to the existing instance.  As davewik, mentioned, you can workaround this behavior by launching apps from classic desktop.

    Thursday, October 20, 2011 4:48 PM
  • You can also click on the top of the screen to being up the action bar, then click home to start a new connection in metro RDP client.

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    Thursday, October 20, 2011 9:29 PM

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  • I can't seem to run more than a single Remote Desktop session. I can click the Remote Desktop App and connect to a computer but once I'm connected to a computer there doesn't seem to be anyway to minimize one session and start another. Going to the Start page and clicking the Remote Desktop app just takes you back to the currently running session.
    Use the usual desktop version:
     
    C:\Windows\System32\mstsc.exe
     
    I have it pinned to the taskbar.
     

    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    Thursday, October 20, 2011 4:01 PM
  • Just for future reference, when you attempt to launch new instance of an app from Metro UI with an older instance already running, it will merely switch to the existing instance.  As davewik, mentioned, you can workaround this behavior by launching apps from classic desktop.

    Thursday, October 20, 2011 4:48 PM
  • You can also click on the top of the screen to being up the action bar, then click home to start a new connection in metro RDP client.

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    Please mark the post answered your question as the answer, and mark other helpful posts as helpful, so they will appear differently to other users who are visiting your thread for the same problem.
    Visual C++ MVP
    Thursday, October 20, 2011 9:29 PM