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


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.


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Windows: List all users who are currently logged on


if you want to list all Users which are currently logged on to the box use the query command.

List all sessions

c:\> query session
 SESSIONNAME       USERNAME                 ID  STATE   TYPE        DEVICE
 services                                    0  Disc
 console                                     1  Conn
>rdp-tcp#0         user1                     2  Active  rdpwd
 rdp-tcp                                 65536  Listen

Or list all users

c:\> query user
>user1                 rdp-tcp#0           2  Active          .  21.02.2015 19:42

You can also list the processes of the user

c:\> query process
 USERNAME              SESSIONNAME         ID    PID  IMAGE
>user1                 rdp-tcp#0            2   6076  taskhost.exe
>user1                 rdp-tcp#0            2   6592  rdpclip.exe
>user1                 rdp-tcp#0            2   4840  dwm.exe
>user1                 rdp-tcp#0            2   4680  explorer.exe
>user1                 rdp-tcp#0            2   7092  vmtoolsd.exe