[THIN] Re: RDP to the console session on W2K3

  • From: "Daniel Schoppmann" <dschoppmann@xxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 00:13:34 +0200

Thank U vey much, Dennis.

Thats exactly what I was searching for:

"connect to console:i:1"

I already tried "console:i:1" :-), but that seems to be to simple :-)

P.S. Anyway, why there isn`t a checkbox for that in the gui ?

-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
Behalf Of Parker, Dennis
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 11:07 PM
To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [THIN] Re: RDP to the console session on W2K3



RDP, Console Sessions, Windows 2003 Server, And You
Ever wanted to connect to the console session of a Win2k3 box via RDP? With
XP, this is the default behavior, because only one interactive user can be
logged in at a time. But 2k3 allows multiple interactive users (and even the
same user multiple times), so connecting via RDP and logging in as the
console user just creates a new session and leaves the console alone.
Here's a trick to let you remotely connect to the console session:
Start mstsc.exe and enter the settings for the computer you want to connect
to
Save this connection to a file like "foo.rdp"
Open this file in Notepad (it's just a text file anyhow)
Add a line to the file that says "connect to console:i:1" (no quotes)
Save the changes
Presto! When you launch the foo.rdp file and login to the remote system,
you'll connect to the console session. Have fun.


(sorry for the funky formatting...it was a Rich Text document cut and paste)


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-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Oglesby [mailto:roglesby@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 1:51 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: RDP to the console session on W2K3


You might be able to change the RDP file extension to something like
RDP1 or CDP. Then make a file association with that file extension to
launch MSTSC /CONSOLE

The deal is that the RDP file extension is associated with MSTSC without
the console switch.=20

Ron Oglesby
Senior Technical Architect
Microsoft MVP, Windows Server=20
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-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Schoppmann [mailto:dschoppmann@xxxxxx]=20
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 3:44 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] RDP to the console session on W2K3

Hi list

I know, that I can connect to via RDP directly to a W2K3 console via
commandline:

mstsc /v:<hostname> /console

but isn't there a way to set the console flag in the RDP Gui or perhaps
an
entry that I can set in an RDP-Configuration file (*.rdp)?
Until now I didn't find anything like that.
Hope somebody could help here.

Ciao, Daniel

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