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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vertsyeuxConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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
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
HarkinsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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>.

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