RDC to local console session

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by SBS user, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. SBS user

    SBS user Guest

    I tried to RDC to console session of SBS2000 machine using both

    mstsc /console
    mstsc /admin

    But neither work when connecting to sbs2000 machine. I can get to work when
    connecting to sbs2003 machine. What do I have to do different?
     
    SBS user, Jul 14, 2009
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  2. Because SBS 2000 is essentially Windows 2000, you must add the Terminal
    Services feature (Remote Administration Mode) in Add/Remove, Windows
    Components, first. Was that added?

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    Ace Fekay [MCT], Jul 15, 2009
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  3. SBS user

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    Only items in the Terminal Services are:
    Client creator files
    Enable terminal services

    Both of these items are checked, but they are the only 2 in there.
     
    SBS user, Jul 20, 2009
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  4. Client Creator files is not an object in Add-Remove\Windows Components. Where do you see this setting at?

    Ace
     
    Ace Fekay [MCT], Jul 20, 2009
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  5. SBS user

    SBS user Guest

    It is in my system. The two items I mentioned are the only ones in there.

    Client Creator files is not an object in Add-Remove\Windows Components.
    Where do you see this setting at?

    Ace
     
    SBS user, Jul 24, 2009
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  6. Where exactly, in your system?
     
    Ace Fekay [MCT], Jul 24, 2009
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  7. SBS user

    SBS user Guest

    Add-Remove\Windows Components


    Where exactly, in your system?
     
    SBS user, Jul 27, 2009
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  8. Ok, Ihad to check on an older Windows 2000 installation, so now I know what
    you mean. Sorry about that. However, I don't have an SBS 2000 to test it on.

    What I can say with the Windows 2000 server, which I already have Terminal
    Services installed in Remote ADmin mode, I just tested "mstsc /v:servername
    /console" from a Windows 2003 server and that worked, but the /admin switch
    is not an option. You can see the options by typing in "mstsc /?" and a
    screen will pop up showing you the available options, which you will see
    that the /admin option is not an option. That's a new option with Vista and
    2008.

    To look at available mstsc options, read the thread in this link:
    http://forums.firedaemon.com/access...e&s=981c3a94e452ada612e93c76e2cb2845&

    So if the "mstsc /v:servername /console" doesn't work, nor simply trying to
    connect using Remote desktop Connection, then it would appear that Terminal
    Services weren't installed correctly, where I would suggest to uninstall and
    reinstall Terminal Services.

    However, because this is SBS 2000, Terminal Services may have been installed
    in Application Mode, which is a bit different, but it shouldn't stop you
    from using the mstsc command from a 2003 or newer machine.

    I am cross-posting this to the SBS group, where the SBS experts can provide
    more specific help.Maybe I'm missing something that they may be more
    familiar with. Jsut check back here for responses. But for future reference,
    if using a newsreader (which I suggest to use and appears you alread are),
    the newsgroup is called:
    microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs

    If using web access (which limits your optons), the URL is (watch the URL
    line wrap):
    http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...a59-512f-421e-b9f3-3e1f643123f2&lang=en&cr=US

    Ace


    Original post:
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    Because SBS 2000 is essentially Windows 2000, you must add the Terminal
    Services feature (Remote Administration Mode) in Add/Remove, Windows
    Components, first. Was that added?

    ---
    Both of these items are checked, but they are the only 2 in there.
    ---
     
    Ace Fekay [MCT], Jul 28, 2009
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  9. SBS user

    SBS user Guest

    Thanks for that update, I will give it a try.

     
    SBS user, Aug 4, 2009
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  10. SBS user

    SBS user Guest

    I tried what you suggested from your last post. It did not work. I was
    connected to one of the terminal sessions and not console. I know that it
    is not in aplication mode. Do you have any other advice?
     
    SBS user, Aug 4, 2009
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  11. Then if sounds like a corruption in the services, or something is blocking
    it, such as firewall or 3rd party app. Possibly try uninstalling TS,
    restart, install it, then restart.

    Ace
     
    Ace Fekay [MCT], Aug 4, 2009
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  12. Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Aug 5, 2009
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  13. You know, that rings a bell... :)
     
    Ace Fekay [MCT], Aug 5, 2009
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  14. Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Aug 5, 2009
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  15. Boy, how we take progress for granted! :)
     
    Ace Fekay [MCT], Aug 5, 2009
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