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Using MSTSC to connect to a console mode session.

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One of the most important tools in any sysadmin’s tool kit is the ability to remote control servers and client computers. Being able to quickly connect to Terminal Services is a great way to do so. If you’re like me, you leave a few windows open whenever you leave a machine, and a neat trick is to be able to see these same windows when you login remotely.
 
As it turns out, that is fairly easily done. When using the mstsc command line tool, you simply need to use the appropriate switch to activate a console session, and off you go! Simply use the following command, and you’re good to go: mstsc /console

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