RDC can't connect to local port when using SSH on XP



On Windows 2000, I can use Remote Desktop Connection over
an SSH tunnel. I do this by creating a tunnel with an SSH
client and connect to the destination by using
"localhost:portnumber" when connecting with RDC.

On Windows XP, this doesn't work. When I create the SSH
tunnel and map a local port to the remote Terminal Services
server I can't connect. I can verify the local port
connection by using "telnet localhost portnumber" - so the
tunnel is there.

The connection I am using is the same when using a Windows
2000 machine with RDC "localhost:portnumber". But an error
message is returned when trying to connect that reads "The
client could not connect. You are already connected to the
console of this computer. A new console session cannot be

I have tried this on two different installations of Windows
XP. While this connection works fine on Windows 2000.

I'm using Putty for SSH.

Any ideas? Or is it by design?

Jeffrey Randow (MVP)

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Jeffrey Randow (Windows MVP - Networking & Smart Display)
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