MSTSC and Console

I was looking for a way to connect to the currently running console session on a Windows Server 2003 box. (This is the default when connecting to a Windows XP machine.) I think I found it. Start terminal services client with /console and that should do it. From the command line: mstsc.exe /console. When you connect to your server the session opened should be the current console session.

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  1. Kevin M. Owen says:

    You can also put the /console parameter in the ‘Computer’ textbox in the MSTSC GUI. E.g. you can enter " /console" (without the quotes) to connect to the console session on the machine at

  2. Brian says:

    Excellent. Thanks Kevin. I’ve been looking for a way to do this for a while.



  3. Ben says:

    Good tip, Brian, thanks. I could have used this two weeks ago 🙁 , but I’ll remember for next time!

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