Observe Remote Desktop Connections

Posted on 2004-03-28
Last Modified: 2006-11-17
Hi there,

I'm working with a colleague who is connecting to a test Win2k3 server using Remote Desktop.
My question is how do I configure the Remote Desktop connection so I can observe his actions?
I can't see an option in the RDP properties on the server.


Question by:jjbarnsley
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You can only have a RDP session 'in private'..   It does not work like VNC or the XP Assistance Feature...  At least not any way that I know of...  Remember that RDP is actually Terminal Services in Admin mode...

If anyone else has a workaround, I would love to hear it..

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So I guess my answer would be no way, no how..  Sorry, cannot be done..  Try Remote Assistance...  or a third party utility like VNC..

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I had a feeling this might be the case. Will try Remote Assis/VNC,

thanks for the prompt reply,


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Good luck John...  And thanks..


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you accepted the wrong answer.
Use tsadmin.exe, select the users' session, right click and choose "Remote Control".

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