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XP SP3 RDP 6.1 will not use console screen when connecting to Win server 03  RDP 6.0

XP SP2 will work with Win server 03 RDP 6.0

Not sure what is going on here...
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by:wyvern777
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XP SP3 RDP 6.1 will use secondary screens but not the console screens when RDP'ing to the win server 03 SP3
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by:Ernie Beek
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try mstsc /admin
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that appears to just launch the remote desktop tool.  I was wondering if I was having an issue with SP 3 on the XP clients connecting vs the XP SP2 machines that will connect to the win server 03 via RDP
Thanks!
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Still cannot connect at this point.
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by:Ernie Beek
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So you cannot connect to the console session or you cannot connect at all?
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by:wwakefield
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Uhm, assume we have already made sure the ALLOW REMOTE DESKTOP (Not Assistance) is checked
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Got it fixed, turns out that the machine had been refreshed recently and the tunneling over putty config was gone.
Thanks for the help!
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by:Lee W, MVP
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It's worth noting that earlier versions of the RDP client use the /console switch whereas later versions use /admin - Microsoft, in their infinite wisdom chose to change the command and not mention it - nor is there an error message regarding /console doing nothing in newer versions.  (/admin generates an error on OLDER versions).
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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