Monday, September 22, 2008

Remote Connection To Server 2003 Console - Session Zero

Connect to a windows 2003 machine and see what the user at the console sees

mstsc /v:servername /console

In Windows Server 2003 administrators can redirect the server’s console to a remote desktop session. This session is called session zero.

You can connect using seesion zero with the following command:

mstsc /v:servername /console

The down side is that the screen is visible at only one location at a time. A person standing at the computer console will be logged out when the remote connection is made. They will need to log in again to see the screen which disconnects the remote user. Not as convenient for collaborative work as other products but possible.

1 comment:

Constantin said...

Hi Jimmy,
yes only one connection is possible to the console session.

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