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Posted by roberto_m
Henagon

Multiple concurrent users in one target machine

Hello,

We set up TeamViewer in an Ubuntu machine that will sit in my office, and we'd like to use it to work remotely. In this machine we have multiple local user accounts, and we'd like to be able to login remotely and concurrently, ie, each to our own user account.

We have a corporate license with multiple users, so from this perspective we should be fine. We set up TeamViewer on the two separate accounts, each with our TeamViewer account (both linked to our corporate license).

Now we can both login remotely to the target machine, however we can't use separate session and access separate local accounts on the target machines. To explain more clearly, it's as if we had two mouses and two keyboards operating on the same screen.

Is there a way for us to access our separate accounts and use them concurrently?

Thank you,

Roberto

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Posted by TeamViewer Staff
TeamViewer Staff
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Re: Multiple concurrent users in one target machine

To explain more clearly, it's as if we had two mouses and two keyboards operating on the same screen.


I'm a bit confused by the statement 'on the same screen'. You cannot be logged in with two users 'on the same screen', but you can of course make two TeamViewer connections to that one screen.

I believe what you are asking for is actually a connection to a virtual screen, as possible with a Windows TerminalServer and RDP connections.
We have been thinking about something similar for Linux. It would create a virtual user session with Xvfb and connect to it. However, there is little demand for this, so it's unlikely to be implemented in the near future.

Linux Developer
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Posted by TeamViewer Staff
TeamViewer Staff
Solution

Re: Multiple concurrent users in one target machine

To explain more clearly, it's as if we had two mouses and two keyboards operating on the same screen.


I'm a bit confused by the statement 'on the same screen'. You cannot be logged in with two users 'on the same screen', but you can of course make two TeamViewer connections to that one screen.

I believe what you are asking for is actually a connection to a virtual screen, as possible with a Windows TerminalServer and RDP connections.
We have been thinking about something similar for Linux. It would create a virtual user session with Xvfb and connect to it. However, there is little demand for this, so it's unlikely to be implemented in the near future.

Linux Developer
Posted by docdj
Photon

Re: Multiple concurrent users in one target machine

Quite often, I need to access a machine as root to help a user while the user COULD be logged in at that time, (also using Teamviewer).  I  work this way now with VNC, but I think the Teamviewer connection mechanism would be better. Does TeamViewer allow for this?

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Posted by TeamViewer Staff
TeamViewer Staff

Re: Multiple concurrent users in one target machine

Please clarify: Do you mean to work on the same screen / desktop?
That is, of course, possible. TeamViewer shows you what is visible on the remote screen, and multiple connections to that screen at the same time are possible.

Cheers,
Daniel

Linux Developer
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Posted by eLPe21
Henagon

Re: Multiple concurrent users in one target machine

Well, not everyone bothers commenting it and who already use Team Viewer probably does not need the feature ;-) 

As potential customer I do not need it as we currently use X2Go however without this feautre I'm unable to propose move to TeamViewer in the company. 

Have a nice day. 

Posted by EwanKho
Photon

Re: Multiple concurrent users in one target machine

Yes, you can connect multiple concurrent computers in one target computer. As if you are using 2 mouses and 2 keyboards because I personally tried this scenario. Sample scenario computer A and computer B wants to remotely control computer C at the same time, computer A will login to computer C then computer B will also login to computer C, you can also use your mouse and keyboards of computer A/B at the same time to control the computer C. 

Posted by eLPe21
Henagon

Re: Multiple concurrent users in one target machine

Yes, but we're asking here for a feature to have separate session for computer A and computer B so 2 people can do different things on computer C at the same time. 

Exactly the same when you use X2go or NoMachine ( nx ) 

Posted by Abeiis
Henagon

Re: Multiple concurrent users in one target machine

I have three PCs on my local network; while my son is working I need to access my account on the same PC - IF TeamViewer server is running as a service, why it is not allowing me to login, even if TeamViewer force the OS to switch users... food for thoughts.