Print system information on top of your desktop background upon startup using BGInfo.exe (Sysinternals)

Executable with custom template:


Drop the the ".exe" and the ".bgi" files in C:\Windows, and schedule task to run at user logon :

    Bginfo.exe BGInfoConf-v160205.1.bgi /nolicprompt /timer:0

Default template:

My template:



RDP as a different user to Localhost on Windows 7

Concurrent sessions is a feature in server editions of Windows that lets more than one user to log on remotely and use the server at the same time. By default in desktop editions when you connect to a remote computer using Remote Desktop it will force the user who is physically sat at the computer to log off. So how to work around this?

In two steps:

  • Crack termsrv.dll, remove the Concurrent Remote Desktop sessions limit, allow multi-user login in XP/Vista at the same time.
  • Connect RDC to IP address


Original patcher:
TCP-Z, Best TCP/IP Patch: Universal Termsrv.dll Patch V1.0b Build 20090425 Release

Article commenting on the patcher:
Enable Concurrent Sessions on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP (Termsrv.dll)

Cached version of the patcher executable:
UniversalTermsrvPatch_20090425.zip (Location 4) (Click to download)

Connect Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Client To Localhost
(see "Method 1: Connect RDC to IP address")


TCP-Z, Best TCP/IP Patch: Say Bye To Half-open TCP Connections Limit In Vista/2008 SP2


Redirect terminal service to console (ie. Disconnect RDP and leave computer unlocked)

Usually, when you close your RDP connection the remote computer locks the computer and therefore restricts access and use of your Desktop (COMPUTER LOCKED).

The solution is either :

1/ use VNC instead of RDP

2/ or run "@tscon.exe 1 /dest:console" to transfer your session from RDP to CONSOLE, this will "virtually" kick you out, but it will leave your user session open and your Desktop active on the remote computer.

WARNING: By definition, this solution (2/) is unlikely to work for multiple remote desktop sessions on a single computer at the same time, there can be only one console session and it is already in use.

C:\Users\Administrator2>tscon 2 /dest:console
Could not connect sessionID 2 to sessionname console, Error code 7045
Error [7045]:The requested session access is denied.