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We need to drain a terminal server.
I know howto on WIndows2008 but howto do this on Windows 2003?

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2007/06/15/introducing-terminal-services-server-drain-mode.aspx
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by:Patrick Bogers
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Hmm not sure if 2003 knows about chglogon.exe , please try.
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by:janhoedt
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It does, but now about /drain option.
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I could do a /disable but I need my connection to stay open for installing software. Will it disconnect my session when I use the /admin option for rdp?
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by:Patrick Bogers
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Right, i checked 2003 and there is no option to drain.

Have a go with these lines from MS.

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
To disable Terminal Services connections

1. Click the System in Control Panel.

2. On the Remote tab, clear the Allow users to connect remotely to your computer check box, and then click OK.

 The terminal server no longer accepts new connections, but existing connections are maintained until closed by the users. This allows administrators to shut down a terminal server gradually.
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by:janhoedt
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Yes, I saw that but according to me it discconects all existing sessions, including the one from myself. Don't have a console session avaiable now.
Also only have a Windows 2008 to test, no W2003 to test. So need to be absolutely sure first. Then also, when I loose my session for some reason, how can I re-enable it remotely?
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Patrick Bogers earned 1500 total points
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Hi,

There is always the /console RDP (session 0)
If unsure you could download a free version of teamviewer and build your session on there to be redundant.

When you are able to connect to the registry (remotely) after it fails you can set the fDenyTSConnections to 0 again enabling remote desktopping.
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Console session does not work when remote connections are disabled. Sorry, but installing teamviewer on a production server ... I have my doubts.
Registry key fixed it. So only option is using regkey if connection is gone.
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