Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium


Limiting 2003 to one terminal service connection (through remote desktop)

Posted on 2006-03-28
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I'm trying to figure out how to set up my server so that I can physically sit at it, logged in as my administrator user, open a program and leave for the night.  When I get home, I want to be able to remote desktop into my server and login as my adminstrator user and see the open program I have running from when I was physically at the server.

Currently, when I remote in it addes a new session which I think is by default.  Which is fine, but I would love to only allow 1 session no matter where I am at.  When I remote into my XP Pro workstation at work from home, I get the desired result.  How can I set my 2003 server to do this?

Question by:rmurdockfed
  • 2
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

TheCleaner earned 1000 total points
ID: 16312903

If you need to connect to the server console session remotely (for example, to access applications that direct only their user interface to the console), either use the Remote Desktops snap-in management tool or use Remote Desktop Connection from the command line. When you attempt to connect to the console session, whether remotely or locally, you will be notified if there is already another user connected to the console session. The notification message will be shown after your logon credentials are validated, and will include information about the user who is logged on to the console session, including user name, location of logon (local or remote), and the state of the session (in use, locked, or idle).


Author Comment

ID: 16312982
Start > run > mstsc is what I had been using.  Didn't know about the "mstsc /console" option.  That's what I needed and your link provided me with that.

Thanks so much for the almost instantanious response.  Points are yours.

LVL 23

Expert Comment

ID: 16313137
Not a problem...happy to help out.

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

by Batuhan Cetin In this article I will be guiding through the process of removing a failed DC metadata from Active Directory (hereafter, AD) using the ntdsutil tool in a Windows Server 2003 environment. These steps are not necessary in a Win…
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
Despite its rising prevalence in the business world, "the cloud" is still misunderstood. Some companies still believe common misconceptions about lack of security in cloud solutions and many misuses of cloud storage options still occur every day. …
Kernel Data Recovery is a renowned Data Recovery solution provider which offers wide range of softwares for both enterprise and home users with its cost-effective solutions. Let's have a quick overview of the journey and data recovery tools range he…

578 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question