This is the ninth part of the Availability Anywhere series. For your convenience you can find other parts in the table of contents in Part 1 – Connecting to SSH tunnel automatically in Windows
Today we are going to configure a poor man’s channel bonding to connect over RDP to a server.
First, configure your RDP to accept multiple RDP connections and shadowing. Enable “Set rules for remote control of Remote Desktop Services user sessions” in the Local Group Policy Editor in
Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Remote Desktop Services/Remote Desktop Session Host/Connections. Reboot.
Next, create as many user accounts as you need and allow them to connect over RDP.
Connect your computer to the Internet via multiple physical connections. Ideally, separate and independent ones. Use WiFi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, USB, whatever you want.
Use ForceBindIP to run RDP client. Just execute
ForceBindIP64.exe FIRST.NETWORK.IP.ADDRESS mstsc.exe
Connect to the server using first username. This is your main connection
Now, run mstsc with second adapter and connect to the server with the second username. Then, start shadowing with:
mstsc /shadow:2 /noConsentPrompt /control
You can find session ID with
That’s it. Now just keep using your main session and switch to any backup if the main lags or dies.