Problems with Service Pack 3 and "Connect to console"


D

Dave

Good morning,

It appears that with the installation of Service Pack 3 to Windows XP Pro,
the "Connect to console" function no longer works in the Remote Desktop mmc
snap-on when connecting to Windows 2003 Servers. I would assume this is
caused by the command change in RDP 6.x, from /console to /admin.

Can anyone verify this?

Thanks,

Dave
 
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D

Dave

MMC 3.0 is installed on the servers already.

Moving forward, what are Microsoft's plans to release a fix for this?

PA Bear said:
Also see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907265. MMC 3.0 will need to be
installed in Windows Server 2003, too.

[I knew the above info was out there but I couldn't find it earlier.]
--
~PA Bear
Ok...

From http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946480/ ->
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946480/ ->
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925876/ (Remote Desktop Connection
(Terminal
Services Client 6.0))

So MSTSC 6.0 is included with SP 3. MSTSC 6.0 has a change of commands
for
connecting to the console. /console is replaced by /admin.

The command change seemingly breaks the snap-in version of Remote
Desktops.
I assume MS is working on a fix?
 
P

PA Bear [MS MVP]

Maybe it's only "broken" for you, for whatever reason.

I recommend that you avail yourself of...

Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada.

• US:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• CA:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-ca&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• UK:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-uk&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• AU:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-au&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• Other: http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=1173 | select
Windows XP | select Windows XP Service Pack 3
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

MMC 3.0 is installed on the servers already.

Moving forward, what are Microsoft's plans to release a fix for this?

PA Bear said:
Also see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907265. MMC 3.0 will need to be
installed in Windows Server 2003, too.

[I knew the above info was out there but I couldn't find it earlier.]
--
~PA Bear
Ok...

From http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946480/ ->
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946480/ ->
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925876/ (Remote Desktop Connection
(Terminal
Services Client 6.0))

So MSTSC 6.0 is included with SP 3. MSTSC 6.0 has a change of commands
for
connecting to the console. /console is replaced by /admin.

The command change seemingly breaks the snap-in version of Remote
Desktops.
I assume MS is working on a fix?

:

See if you can find anything pertinent in...

Release notes for WinXP SP3
• http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936929
•
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=60807C3A-8969-4DDF-BEB2-8BFAC9ED416B
•
http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/d/8/cd8cc719-7d5a-40d3-a802-e4057aa8c631/relnotes.htm
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/


Dave wrote:
Good morning,

It appears that with the installation of Service Pack 3 to Windows XP
Pro,
the "Connect to console" function no longer works in the Remote
Desktop
mmc
snap-on when connecting to Windows 2003 Servers. I would assume this
is
caused by the command change in RDP 6.x, from /console to /admin.

Can anyone verify this?

Thanks,

Dave
 
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D

Dave

I guess I should not have expected a response that would differ from the
canned Microsoft response.

I am not the only one experiencing the problem.

http://www.codeplex.com/Terminals/WorkItem/View.aspx?WorkItemId=1469
http://blogs.msdn.com/ts/archive/20...r-2008.aspx?CommentPosted=true#commentmessage
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/showpost.aspx?postid=3305436&siteid=17

And I did try the free support. They told me it was out of their scope
because I'm on a domain instead of a stand alone system. They transferred me
to the fee based support who then would not provide support because they said
my MSDN number was invalid (I was reading the number to them straight off the
MSDN website...).

Any other great ideas or can we just expect MS to let this one flop too?




PA Bear said:
Maybe it's only "broken" for you, for whatever reason.

I recommend that you avail yourself of...

Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada.

• US:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• CA:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-ca&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• UK:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-uk&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• AU:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-au&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• Other: http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=1173 | select
Windows XP | select Windows XP Service Pack 3
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

MMC 3.0 is installed on the servers already.

Moving forward, what are Microsoft's plans to release a fix for this?

PA Bear said:
Also see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907265. MMC 3.0 will need to be
installed in Windows Server 2003, too.

[I knew the above info was out there but I couldn't find it earlier.]
--
~PA Bear

Dave wrote:
Ok...

From http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946480/ ->
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946480/ ->
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925876/ (Remote Desktop Connection
(Terminal
Services Client 6.0))

So MSTSC 6.0 is included with SP 3. MSTSC 6.0 has a change of commands
for
connecting to the console. /console is replaced by /admin.

The command change seemingly breaks the snap-in version of Remote
Desktops.
I assume MS is working on a fix?

:

See if you can find anything pertinent in...

Release notes for WinXP SP3
• http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936929
•
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=60807C3A-8969-4DDF-BEB2-8BFAC9ED416B
•
http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/d/8/cd8cc719-7d5a-40d3-a802-e4057aa8c631/relnotes.htm
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/


Dave wrote:
Good morning,

It appears that with the installation of Service Pack 3 to Windows XP
Pro,
the "Connect to console" function no longer works in the Remote
Desktop
mmc
snap-on when connecting to Windows 2003 Servers. I would assume this
is
caused by the command change in RDP 6.x, from /console to /admin.

Can anyone verify this?

Thanks,

Dave
 
P

PA Bear [MS MVP]

Contact MSDN Support.
I guess I should not have expected a response that would differ from the
canned Microsoft response.

I am not the only one experiencing the problem.

http://www.codeplex.com/Terminals/WorkItem/View.aspx?WorkItemId=14694
http://blogs.msdn.com/ts/archive/20...r-2008.aspx?CommentPosted=true#commentmessage
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/showpost.aspx?postid=3305436&siteid=17

And I did try the free support. They told me it was out of their scope
because I'm on a domain instead of a stand alone system. They transferred
me to the fee based support who then would not provide support because
they
said my MSDN number was invalid (I was reading the number to them straight
off the MSDN website...).

Any other great ideas or can we just expect MS to let this one flop too?




PA Bear said:
Maybe it's only "broken" for you, for whatever reason.

I recommend that you avail yourself of...

Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada.

• US:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• CA:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-ca&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• UK:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-uk&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• AU:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-au&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• Other: http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=1173 |
select
Windows XP | select Windows XP Service Pack 3
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

MMC 3.0 is installed on the servers already.

Moving forward, what are Microsoft's plans to release a fix for this?

:

Also see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907265. MMC 3.0 will need to
be
installed in Windows Server 2003, too.

[I knew the above info was out there but I couldn't find it earlier.]
--
~PA Bear

Dave wrote:
Ok...

From http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946480/ ->
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946480/ ->
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925876/ (Remote Desktop Connection
(Terminal
Services Client 6.0))

So MSTSC 6.0 is included with SP 3. MSTSC 6.0 has a change of
commands
for
connecting to the console. /console is replaced by /admin.

The command change seemingly breaks the snap-in version of Remote
Desktops.
I assume MS is working on a fix?

:

See if you can find anything pertinent in...

Release notes for WinXP SP3
• http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936929
•
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=60807C3A-8969-4DDF-BEB2-8BFAC9ED416B
•
http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/d/8/cd8cc719-7d5a-40d3-a802-e4057aa8c631/relnotes.htm
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/


Dave wrote:
Good morning,

It appears that with the installation of Service Pack 3 to Windows
XP
Pro,
the "Connect to console" function no longer works in the Remote
Desktop
mmc
snap-on when connecting to Windows 2003 Servers. I would assume
this
is
caused by the command change in RDP 6.x, from /console to /admin.

Can anyone verify this?

Thanks,

Dave
 
I

Ian

I can confirm this problem also affects me. Today I installed SP3 and I'm
now experiencing exactly the same problem.

PA Bear said:
Maybe it's only "broken" for you, for whatever reason.

I recommend that you avail yourself of...

Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada.

• US:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• CA:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-ca&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• UK:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-uk&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• AU:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-au&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• Other: http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=1173 | select
Windows XP | select Windows XP Service Pack 3
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

MMC 3.0 is installed on the servers already.

Moving forward, what are Microsoft's plans to release a fix for this?

PA Bear said:
Also see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907265. MMC 3.0 will need to be
installed in Windows Server 2003, too.

[I knew the above info was out there but I couldn't find it earlier.]
--
~PA Bear

Dave wrote:
Ok...

From http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946480/ ->
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946480/ ->
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925876/ (Remote Desktop Connection
(Terminal
Services Client 6.0))

So MSTSC 6.0 is included with SP 3. MSTSC 6.0 has a change of commands
for
connecting to the console. /console is replaced by /admin.

The command change seemingly breaks the snap-in version of Remote
Desktops.
I assume MS is working on a fix?

:

See if you can find anything pertinent in...

Release notes for WinXP SP3
• http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936929
•
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=60807C3A-8969-4DDF-BEB2-8BFAC9ED416B
•
http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/d/8/cd8cc719-7d5a-40d3-a802-e4057aa8c631/relnotes.htm
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/


Dave wrote:
Good morning,

It appears that with the installation of Service Pack 3 to Windows XP
Pro,
the "Connect to console" function no longer works in the Remote
Desktop
mmc
snap-on when connecting to Windows 2003 Servers. I would assume this
is
caused by the command change in RDP 6.x, from /console to /admin.

Can anyone verify this?

Thanks,

Dave
 
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E

EuroTrash13

Try using:
administrative session:i:1
instead of:
connect to console:i:1

Ian said:
I can confirm this problem also affects me. Today I installed SP3 and I'm
now experiencing exactly the same problem.

PA Bear said:
Maybe it's only "broken" for you, for whatever reason.

I recommend that you avail yourself of...

Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada.

• US:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• CA:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-ca&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• UK:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-uk&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• AU:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-au&prid=11273&gprid=522131

• Other: http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=1173 | select
Windows XP | select Windows XP Service Pack 3
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

MMC 3.0 is installed on the servers already.

Moving forward, what are Microsoft's plans to release a fix for this?

:

Also see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907265. MMC 3.0 will need to be
installed in Windows Server 2003, too.

[I knew the above info was out there but I couldn't find it earlier.]
--
~PA Bear

Dave wrote:
Ok...

From http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946480/ ->
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946480/ ->
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925876/ (Remote Desktop Connection
(Terminal
Services Client 6.0))

So MSTSC 6.0 is included with SP 3. MSTSC 6.0 has a change of commands
for
connecting to the console. /console is replaced by /admin.

The command change seemingly breaks the snap-in version of Remote
Desktops.
I assume MS is working on a fix?

:

See if you can find anything pertinent in...

Release notes for WinXP SP3
• http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936929
•
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=60807C3A-8969-4DDF-BEB2-8BFAC9ED416B
•
http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/d/8/cd8cc719-7d5a-40d3-a802-e4057aa8c631/relnotes.htm
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/


Dave wrote:
Good morning,

It appears that with the installation of Service Pack 3 to Windows XP
Pro,
the "Connect to console" function no longer works in the Remote
Desktop
mmc
snap-on when connecting to Windows 2003 Servers. I would assume this
is
caused by the command change in RDP 6.x, from /console to /admin.

Can anyone verify this?

Thanks,

Dave
 

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