You cannot use Mstsc.exe with the /CONSOLE switch to connect to a console session on a Windows 2000 Server-based computer

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The Mstsc Help and Support topic incorrectly states that you can use the /console switch to connect to the console session (session 0) of a specified Microsoft Windows 2000 Server-based computer.

Note Mstsc.exe is the Remote Desktop Connection tool which was the Terminal Services client in earlier versions of Windows.
MORE INFORMATION
You cannot use the /console switch to connect to the console session of a computer that is running Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. However, you can use the /console switch to connect to the console session of a computer that is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
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Article ID: 311926 - Last Review: 12/07/2015 08:07:48 - Revision: 3.3

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