Sunday, March 02, 2008

Short tip: connect to remote Windows desktop console session

Just a short tip which I discovered today.

When connecting to a remote Windows server using the standard "Remote Desktop" client program, you are connected to a user session and can not see what happens on the server's main console (the one which you get when you login physically on the server). You can not, for example, see the Domino server console.

But there is a special parameter which can be used with Remote Desktop client to login into Windows console session instead of user session.
In Start/Run menu type:
mstsc /console
use your regular username and password, and you will be logged in directly to Windows console. I guess that you must have some kind of admin privilegies to do that.

21 comments:

Claes Lindblom said...

Hi,
there is only one remark. It doesn't work on w2000 server.

Andrei Kouvchinnikov said...

I tried with Win2003 server and it works to connect to it from Win XP client.

Theo Heselmans (Xceed) said...

Andrei. It used to work great. Now I'm using Vista, Win 2003 SP2 and Domino 8.01. Ever since I switched to Domino 8, the domino console window no longer shows. Any idea ?

Jan Larsen said...

Try out TS Royal from www.code4ward.net.
Easy to use and you can set default /console for remote connect.

Anonymous said...

Use /admin with XP SP3 and Vista
/Finn Knudsen

Anonymous said...

Here is the syntax I use for this command:
In the Start --> Run dialog box enter:
C:\mstsc /v: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx /F /Console

My mstsc.exe just happens to be in the root of C, but you may not have to enter a path. /v: IP address of server /F for Full Screen and /Console to use console mode.

Kamal said...

The /admin tip helped. You've to use it along with /console to see the domino console.

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Paulo Sousa said...

Theo Heselmans (Xceed), did you find a solution to your Domino 8 conolse problem? Would greatly appreciate any help on this?

Thanks,
Paulo

Theo Heselmans (Xceed) said...

Yep, it works perfectly. Just put /admin behing the shortcut (and no longer /console). Others in this thread have already said so.

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