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Remote desktop "console" with autologon

By markp24 ·
I use Remote desktops to terminal into our Windows 2003 Servers, I have these server automatically rebooting on a schedule and automatically logining themselves in in order to run some applications that cannot run a s services.
The problem I have run into is when using Remote Desop from Windows XP or Remote Desktops for theresource kit I connect to a new Terminal session even though i have chosen to "connect to console". When I disable the autologon features (registry edit). I then can connect to the console fine. Cureently my only way around this is to view the console session via HP RIM (remote managment) card we use for emergency reboots.

Has anyone else come across this issue?

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by lowlands In reply to Remote desktop "console" ...

I have seen this happen, but only when you specify a username/password in an RDP connection file.

Try the following:
- start/run
- type "mstsc /v:servername /console

This should get you to a logon screen on your server, now if you try to log on it should work.

If you log on with a different account than the account that has been set in the autologon it will throw a message asking if you want to log of the current user

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