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

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

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  1. hippy

    hippy Kilobyte Poster



    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".


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

    Stoney Megabyte Poster

    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

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

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

    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

    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):

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

    Ive already set the local group policy (computer)

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