Problem Terminalling into a server using the console switch


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Gabe Matteson

I have a user account that needs to be logged onto the console of a server
to stop and start a process management application. They are a domain user
and in the Remote Desktop Group on the server. They can terminal into the
server fine, as well as logging on locally. The issue is when they go to the
command line and type in
mstsc /v:SERVERNAME /console to terminal into the console session they
recieve a message saying 'You do not have access to log onto this session"
any ideas? They would be much appreciated. Thanks.
- gM
 
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Mark Renoden [MSFT]

Hi Gabe

Is this a 2003 Terminal Server?

Kind regards
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Gabe Matteson

Yes, the server is a windows 2003 server but only in remote admin mode.
thanks
- gm

Mark Renoden said:
Hi Gabe

Is this a 2003 Terminal Server?

Kind regards
--
Mark Renoden [MSFT]
Windows Platform Support Team
Email: (e-mail address removed)

Please note you'll need to strip ".online" from my email address to email
me; I'll post a response back to the group.

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rights.

Gabe Matteson said:
I have a user account that needs to be logged onto the console of a server
to stop and start a process management application. They are a domain user
and in the Remote Desktop Group on the server. They can terminal into the
server fine, as well as logging on locally. The issue is when they go to
the command line and type in
mstsc /v:SERVERNAME /console to terminal into the console session they
recieve a message saying 'You do not have access to log onto this
session" any ideas? They would be much appreciated. Thanks.
- gM
 
G

Gabe Matteson

Awesome, I will definatly give that a try, do you have any links that I can
take a look at as well? Thanks,
- GM
Mark Renoden said:
Hi Gabe

Try the attached script. Rename it to .vbs with usage as follows:

cscript AddAccount.vbs <2003_name> <2003_name>\<Admin_on_2003_machine>
<Admin_password> <2003_name>\<User> 1 Console.

where

<2003_name> is the computer name of the 2003 machine you want users to
remote the console for.
<Admin_on_2003_machine> is a local admin account on the 2003 machine.
<Admin_password> is the password of the local admin account on the 2003
machine.
<User> is the local user account on the 2003 machine you want to give
access to the console remotely.

You actually need to run it from a remote machine, not the 2003 server
itself. Additionally, I'm not sure if you can get this to work in remote
admin mode. It may require a CAL for a non-admin.

HTH
--
Mark Renoden [MSFT]
Windows Platform Support Team
Email: (e-mail address removed)

Please note you'll need to strip ".online" from my email address to email
me; I'll post a response back to the group.

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rights.

Gabe Matteson said:
Yes, the server is a windows 2003 server but only in remote admin mode.
thanks
- gm

Mark Renoden said:
Hi Gabe

Is this a 2003 Terminal Server?

Kind regards
--
Mark Renoden [MSFT]
Windows Platform Support Team
Email: (e-mail address removed)

Please note you'll need to strip ".online" from my email address to
email
me; I'll post a response back to the group.

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.

I have a user account that needs to be logged onto the console of a
server
to stop and start a process management application. They are a domain
user
and in the Remote Desktop Group on the server. They can terminal into
the
server fine, as well as logging on locally. The issue is when they go to
the command line and type in
mstsc /v:SERVERNAME /console to terminal into the console session they
recieve a message saying 'You do not have access to log onto this
session" any ideas? They would be much appreciated. Thanks.
- gM
 
K

Ken B

Ok, so being the smarty that I am, I tried this as well, but on a 2000
server. It flashed a remote desktop window at me, and went away. Now when
I try to connect to that server, it pops up and closes real quick. What'd I
do? How can I get it back to the way it was?

Ouch!

Ken
 
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Mark Renoden [MSFT]

Hi Gabe

I don't know of any specific to this issue. I came across this script when
I was working a case for a customer back when 2003 released.

Kind regards
--
Mark Renoden [MSFT]
Windows Platform Support Team
Email: (e-mail address removed)

Please note you'll need to strip ".online" from my email address to email
me; I'll post a response back to the group.

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

Gabe Matteson said:
Awesome, I will definatly give that a try, do you have any links that I
can take a look at as well? Thanks,
- GM
Mark Renoden said:
Hi Gabe

Try the attached script. Rename it to .vbs with usage as follows:

cscript AddAccount.vbs <2003_name> <2003_name>\<Admin_on_2003_machine>
<Admin_password> <2003_name>\<User> 1 Console.

where

<2003_name> is the computer name of the 2003 machine you want users to
remote the console for.
<Admin_on_2003_machine> is a local admin account on the 2003 machine.
<Admin_password> is the password of the local admin account on the 2003
machine.
<User> is the local user account on the 2003 machine you want to give
access to the console remotely.

You actually need to run it from a remote machine, not the 2003 server
itself. Additionally, I'm not sure if you can get this to work in remote
admin mode. It may require a CAL for a non-admin.

HTH
--
Mark Renoden [MSFT]
Windows Platform Support Team
Email: (e-mail address removed)

Please note you'll need to strip ".online" from my email address to email
me; I'll post a response back to the group.

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.

Gabe Matteson said:
Yes, the server is a windows 2003 server but only in remote admin mode.
thanks
- gm

Hi Gabe

Is this a 2003 Terminal Server?

Kind regards
--
Mark Renoden [MSFT]
Windows Platform Support Team
Email: (e-mail address removed)

Please note you'll need to strip ".online" from my email address to
email
me; I'll post a response back to the group.

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.

I have a user account that needs to be logged onto the console of a
server
to stop and start a process management application. They are a domain
user
and in the Remote Desktop Group on the server. They can terminal into
the
server fine, as well as logging on locally. The issue is when they go
to
the command line and type in
mstsc /v:SERVERNAME /console to terminal into the console session they
recieve a message saying 'You do not have access to log onto this
session" any ideas? They would be much appreciated. Thanks.
- gM
 

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