Windows Terminal Server: Microsoft Edge does not open when the same user has edge already opened

Hi,

Edge and Chrom can only be opened one time for a user. If a user has multiple sessions opened on a Windows Terminal Server with the same credenitals, edge can only start once time because the profile (UserDataDir) can only used by one instance. Otherwise the profile is getting corrupt.

A workaround is to assign each session a seperate UserDataDir. This has one disadvantage: Bookmarks and so on depends on the sessionname.

To start edge in multiple RDP session I used the following command line parameter. This sets the DataDir to the sessionname.

edge --user-data-dir=C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\Profile\%SESSIONNAME%

Another option is the %CLIENTNAME% variable. CLIENTNAME contains the Computername of the machine from which you establish the RDP session.

Michael

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Windows: GPO Logon/logoff scripts

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User GPO logon/logoff script definitions are stored in an extra place. They are not part of C:\windows\System32\grouppolicy\user\registry.pol nor they can be exported my secedit.
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Linux: Disk recovery with ddrescue

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‘ddrescue –direct’ will open the input with the O_DIRECT option for uncached reads. ‘raw devices’ are not needed on newer kernels. For older kernels see below.
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Powershell: Some basics accessing the BCDstore by WIM

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here are some starters for accessing the bcd store from powershell by using WMI.

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VMware vCenter: Get a result set of permissions/privileges for a user on an entity

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sometimes you be known which permissions respectiliy privileges a vSphere User has on an entity.

The vCenter GUI has no such feature but it’s possible by PowerCli and using the AuthorizationManager.
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