Thursday, 25 June 2009

Windows : Remote desktop - terminal server has exceeded the maximum ...

Getting a RC console session
  • Console option for mstsc is removed from Pre vista sp1, xp sp3, server 2008
  • For connecting from older machines to older machines - mstsc -v:servername /f -console
  • For connecting from new machines to older machines there is a different switch - mstsc -v:servername /f /admin
  • For connecting from to new machines this way - cannot be done
From the command line
  • If you can get an admin connection - net use /user:[username] \\servername\share
  • Then can query/kill sessions remote (below)
Killing other non-console sessions
  • From the command line - query session /server:servername
  • Then reset session [ID] /server:servername