Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Additional Remote Desktop Connection

We're forever running short of our Remote Desktop Licenses on Windows Server 2003 which means only 2 people are able to connect to a server remotely. However, there is a third connection available remotely, the console itself. Launch remote desktop using the following command line to access the magic third connection !

%SystemRoot%\System32\mstsc.exe -console

It is worth pointing out that if anybody is physically logged onto the machine, it will log them out, though in the case of a remote data center this isn't a problem.

Also, to see which terminal server sessions are free/used, type the following in a command prompt

qwinsta /server:servername

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