Thursday, May 28, 2009

How to login in console mode through Remote Desktop

Recently we came across a situation where we had to logon to a windows server remotely and yet open it in console mode. This means that we needed to be identified as being locally logged on instead of being treated as a remote desktop user.
We found that remote desktop command has various commandline arguments that can be used to connect. One of the arguments is /console which did the trick for us.
The command is mstsc /console
I hope this tip helps others with similar neeeds.

1 comment:

  1. "mstsc /console" is for Win XP-2003
    "mstsc /admin" is for Vista-2008