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RDP Console Mode in Vista

Created: 18 Jun 2008 • Updated: 18 Jun 2008 • 1 comment
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Using Terminal Services client to connect to the NS Server, we need to add the "/console" command line switch to prevent installation failures. No surprise there!

But I had some issues while with a customer (corrupt installation or strange behavior...), so I took a few minutes to make sure it wasn't 'my fault'.

I checked the server Terminal Services Manager Session ID, which should be 0 (zero) when connected in Console, and it wasn't!

Then I did


As I'm running Vista, the /console is /admin

Thanks MSFT,
Nice try to confuse me ;o)

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riva11's picture

This switch is enabled not only for Windows Vista but also for Windows XP after some automatic Windows Update. After this update the only way to connect to session "0" (console) the right command is mstsc /admin

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