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Many of us – in fact the majority of the developed world – depend on computers for a large portion of our day-to-day tasks. From word processing to video editing, there’s always a task for which we are indebted to our desktops in helping us complete.

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Granted, our smartphones and tablets enable us to stay connected with what’s occurring while on-the-fly, but sometimes, we need to be at the desktop and away from the desktop at the same time with equal importance.

In such instances, we take advantage of remote desktop, often in the form of Windows’ built-in Remote Desktop (RDP) feature to access our computer with effortless ease. The feature isn’t without its limitations though, for we can only access one computer at a time. While that’s enough for the general user, this isn’t quite so useful for those, say, sharing a desktop, or those who wish to let multiple users access their computer.

A workaround is at hand in the form of a patch, courtesy of TechSpot, which simply removes the limitation, giving remote desk-toppers a wholly more productive experience.

Hitherto, attempting to remotely access a PC in which someone else is already engaged would result in you being thrown off, meaning you’d have to wait your turn as it were. In what we perceive as the ‘Digital Age’, though, such eventualities just won’t do. With computers often the nucleus of a household’s entertainment means, it’s perfectly viable that some would dedicate a home desktop as a media hub whether home or away.

A Universal Termsrv.dll Patch – created by a dev who goes by the alias DeepXW – enables concurrent remote desk-topping. Simply download from the link below, run the .exe (as an Admin) and install. It covers its tracks by making a backup of what it overwrites, but to be on the safe side, we suggest you also archive a copy of the termsrv.dll file as a precaution.

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The zip file includes both the 32 and 64-bit iterations of the utility, so right-click Computer in the Start menu and hit Properties if you’re unsure which you’re running.

Download UniversalTermsrvPatch_20090425.zip (zip File, 66 KB)

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