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Posted on 2011-09-18
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I thought I found the solution in ID: 27306592, but I did not...

on my SBS2008 I cannot get access to console, as I read /admin switch is ignored. When I rdp I go to rdp session and when I disconnect, some apps do not want to work as they can see rdp session minimized.

However I have access to Win2008 server and I can log into console (please check the picture below)? How can it be achieved in my sbs?

 Server2008 (console) sbs2008 (no console)
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by:Lester_Clayton
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Where are you RDPing from?  MSTSC before version 6 used a different switch for the console - and that is /console

/admin is a new switch which came out with Windows Vista and Windows 2008.  If you're using Windows XP, then try the /console switch instead.

Run MSTSC /? for a list of switches.
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by:m1979
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Win7 and I am using the following command:

mstsc /v:x.x.x.x /admin

it takes me to rdp session on my sbs... and there is NO console session at all?
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Oh I've just re-read your question, and I see what you're trying to ask.

Windows 2008 and newer no longer have this "Console" concept.  Every RDP connection you make is treated as one, regardless if you use the /admin switch or not.  This means you cannot log onto the physical desktop of your server.  While you can take over your own session which was logged on physically, your session will just seamlessly revert to a terminal session.

/admin is provided for backwards compatibility, for windows 2003 or Windows XP which does support logging into the Console.
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by:m1979
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Have to live with that ;-)

thanks!
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