Friday, October 14, 2011

Remote desktop & tscon

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:
query session
and then use the rdp session as listed there.

This will switch the desktop back to the console.

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