+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Remote desktop - confused! in Technical; I've had a long day - so be gentle with me. Because my server is in another part of school ...
  1. #1
    chrbb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Midlands
    Posts
    1,509
    Thank Post
    141
    Thanked 67 Times in 62 Posts
    Rep Power
    47

    Remote desktop - confused!

    I've had a long day - so be gentle with me.

    Because my server is in another part of school and I have to squeeze past lots of stuff to get to it, I use remote desktop to do stuff on the server. (Also lazy!) Now I don't always connect from the same workstation and disconnect.

    Silly question time now - do I connect to the same remote session each time or will I have several different instances of administrator logged in at any one time?

  2. #2

    DaveP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Can't talk now: The mother-ship is calling!
    Posts
    9,251
    Thank Post
    353
    Thanked 1,333 Times in 918 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    1188
    You could leave an application open and then remote logon at another station. If you see the same application running when you logon at the new station this should confirm that you have attached to the same session from elsewhere.

  3. #3
    Heebeejeebee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Intergalactic Cruise
    Posts
    1,062
    Thank Post
    69
    Thanked 80 Times in 63 Posts
    Rep Power
    36
    If you log in from a different machine your last (open) session should be closed automatically (you normally get a message on screen telling you such) so you're in the same session effectively but from a different machine.

    Get in the habit of logging out though or you may come unstuck one day.

    HBJB

  4. #4
    Boredguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Swindon
    Posts
    673
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 148 Times in 137 Posts
    Rep Power
    54
    Adding a "/admin" to the Remote Desktop command if you are on a Windows XP SP3 machine or newer will sort it out for you

    Will basically give you the console window at the server as your rdp session. It is one of the documented switches for mstsc

  5. #5
    chrbb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Midlands
    Posts
    1,509
    Thank Post
    141
    Thanked 67 Times in 62 Posts
    Rep Power
    47
    Yes I use /admin, but have occasionally not...... so I think a reboot of the servers, and stick to /admin in future.

  6. #6

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    9,297
    Thank Post
    242
    Thanked 1,586 Times in 1,263 Posts
    Rep Power
    344
    When you dial in to a server, by opening Task Manager and navigating to the Users tab, you can switch between sessions.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Elgin, Scotland
    Posts
    387
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    24
    You can also use Terminal Services Manager (can't remember the 2008 R2 name for it) to see which sessions are active, disconnected, etc and log off or reconnect to any old sessions that are lingering around.

    RobC

  8. #8

    dhicks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Knightsbridge
    Posts
    5,730
    Thank Post
    1,289
    Thanked 797 Times in 693 Posts
    Rep Power
    239
    Quote Originally Posted by chrbb View Post
    do I connect to the same remote session each time or will I have several different instances of administrator logged in at any one time?
    You can use VNC instead, then you'll connect to the actual console of the machine.

  9. #9

    AngryTechnician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    3,730
    Thank Post
    698
    Thanked 1,212 Times in 761 Posts
    Rep Power
    395
    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    You can use VNC instead, then you'll connect to the actual console of the machine.
    If you go down this route, be aware that most versions of VNC use comparatively weak password encryption. Remote Desktop is more secure.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    433
    Thank Post
    85
    Thanked 48 Times in 43 Posts
    Rep Power
    18
    This simple script is helpfull for ending all sessions on the server:

    @echo off
    @break off

    logoff 1 /server:*servername*
    logoff 2 /server:*servername*
    logoff 3 /server:*servername*



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Remote Desktop or Remote Assistance......?
    By tosca925 in forum Windows
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 31st January 2012, 09:26 PM
  2. Using Remote Desktop Console.....any issues?
    By tosca925 in forum Windows
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 24th January 2006, 05:17 PM
  3. isa server and remote desktop connection
    By russdev in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16th November 2005, 10:07 PM
  4. Replies: 20
    Last Post: 12th September 2005, 05:52 PM
  5. VNC, Remote Desktop, etc thread
    By Inox in forum Windows
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 2nd August 2005, 10:53 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •