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Shadow a TS session, but not connect to console first?

Discussion in 'Software' started by hippy, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. hippy

    hippy Kilobyte Poster

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    hi,

    Layout:

    Server - - - TS session - - - Computer1 (this is a jack pc (thin client) ts session to a server)

    computer2 - - - wants to shadow computer1 TS session

    Is there a way for a shortcut, batch file, vba etc... to be put on to computer2 that with shadow Computer1's ts session?

    was playing about with psexec + tsconn but getting in a little bit of a mess...

    On the server i have set the terminal services setting in the local gpo. (dont ask permission before shadowing etc..)

    Has anyone got any ideas? I dont want the user to console to the server and then shadow the session, i just need a way of them "click the button and theres the shadow of that ts session".

    thanks

    edit: O and i dont want to stick random software on like radmin, vnc etc..
     
  2. Stoney

    Stoney Megabyte Poster

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    As far as I'm aware, if you want to shadow the TS session you have to do it from the TS server.
     
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  3. hippy

    hippy Kilobyte Poster

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    I was hoping there was a way around it :(
     
  4. zebulebu

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    Start up a console session on the server using mstsc /console from the run prompt.

    Once you're in, get the user to run a regular RDP session to the server then, from a command prompt, type 'shadow 0'

    If they're really a n00b you could create a simple batch file for them to click on and stick it in the root of C:\ or something
     
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  5. hippy

    hippy Kilobyte Poster

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    Would you happen to have a batch file handy that would accomplish this?

    I dont want them to console to the server etc... (just asking for trouble)

    Basically in a batch file i need (from the users computer):

    ---start---
    mstsc /v:<server> /console
    tsconn shadow 0 /password: pw
    ---end---

    Ive already set the local group policy (computer)
     

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