tscon is the most useful little command that I only recently learned about. It allows you to switch a remote desktop session back to the local console.
I use this to log onto my compute remotely and then switch it back to console when I'm done.
I also used this to get around a FlexLM requirement that wouldn't let me open an application while I was logged on remotely. I wrote a short script that switched back to console and then opened the application. Once I logged back on remotely, the application was open.
anyhow use this:
tscon rdp-tcp#0 /dest:console
If this doesn't work, use:
and then use the rdp session as listed there.
This will switch the desktop back to the console.