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Remote Desktop on Win2k3



I rather like Remote Desktop for Windows XP, the windows terminal services application. I found that when I installed Windows Server 2003, each user that connects to the box will spawn a new session, or connection. In Windows XP, any new logon will force the existing session to terminate. I wanted to change Windows Server 2003 to have that functionality, but I couldn’t figure out how.

After searching google for about an hour, I was able to find a solution. Essentially, the client needs to specify that it wants to connect to the “console session” of a server. You can specify this by running “mstsc /console” instead of simply “mstsc” for the Remote Desktop client.



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