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Windows Server 2003 Auto Login

Hello, I have some custom software that I am running on windows sever 2003. Right now I have it setup so if the power goes out and the server gets restarted it auto logins to the administrator account on session - 0 (which is the console). Then the custom software auto starts from there.

This has been working fine, I just use pcAnywhere to remote connect to the server. But pcAnywhere is unreliable and I want to use windows remote desktop. When I remote connect with remote desktop it creates a new session so I can't view the custom software running on session - 0 (the console). But I can shadow it by typing shadow 0 in the command prompt. But the problem now is I can't copy and paste from local to remote computer, and I can't map my local drives to the remote computer. But I could before when I wasn't shadowing.

So my solution would be to run everything on session - 1 and not the console. The problem is I need to know how to make it so when the computer starts up, it will auto login to session - 1, and not just login to the console. Can this be done? Thanks.
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rickyman35
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HarkinsCommented:
You can connect to the console session using RDP, but you need to do it through command line!

Go to Start... Run... and type

mstsc /:v<machine name or ip> /console

or if you have the lastest version of Microsoft TS Client...

mstsc /:v<machine name or ip> /admin
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vertsyeuxCommented:
Have you considered using VNC - we use UltraVNC to support all our clients' servers for this very reason - it's very simple to install & use, stabe and best of all, free
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HarkinsCommented:
Sorry i've just noticed the switch for the mstsc command was incorrect! Instead of /:v<machine name> it should have been /v:<machine name>.

Cheers
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HarkinsCommented:
Did you find a solution?
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