Monthly Archives: January 2008

Connect to the Console using Remote Desktop Connection

Whenever you are using Remote Desktop to manage your server, you will sooner or later run into the problem that the maximum number of connections has been reached (Windows Server 2003 allows 2 RDP connections active). Usually, you’ll end up blaming your co-workers for not logging of. Fortunately, RDP allows you to connect directly to the console, instead of using another sessoin. To force RDC to connect to the console start it via the command line (start > run): mstsc /console then select the computer to connect to as normal. Note that connecting to the console session will take over the session from whoever is currently logged in.