Shadowing a Remote Desktop Session (Not Terminal Services) on Windows XP SP2

Posted on 2007-10-09
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
Is there a way or product that allows me to shadow a Windows XP Remote Desktop Session (and not terminal services)?  Windows only allows one session to be accessed on a computer.  For example, if I try to VNC or Netmeeting into a user that is using RDP, I will either get a blank screen or I will see the system console, which is locked.  I'm not looking for any hacks to the registry or replacing of any .dll's  because I don't want Windows Updates to over-write these.  Any help would greatly be appreciated.
Question by:lsysamc
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    Closest native thing you will get without third party utility is Unsolicited RA.

    start>run>paste the following...

    %windir%\explorer.exe "hcp://CN=Microsoft%20Corporation,L=Redmond,S=Washington,C=US/Remote%20Assistance/Escalation/Unsolicited/Unsolicitedrcui.htm"

    Then enter the IP or PC Name....

    But I still think it will kick off the RDP connected user.

    Might have them try 'mstsc /console' and then VNC into them....
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