Connecting to a server’s console session using RDP

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One of my colleagues introduced me to a switch I had mot previously encountered for connecting to the console session on a server using the Microsoft Terminal Services/Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) client. Although not presented by the GUI interface, the mstsc command includes the /console switch. For the full command syntax, type mstsc /? or refer to the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 product documentation.

One thought on “Connecting to a server’s console session using RDP

  1. Normally you can only connect 2 sessions but if you use this command instead of Windows XP RDC icon, you can connect a third.

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