I wrote a post a while back which covered how to force console access on a Windows server. The point of the post was to allow administrators to access a server which had exhausted its assigned number of terminal connections. Recently I’ve noticed that the previous command shown bellow no longer works.
mstsc -v:<server name or ip address> /F -console
In Terminal Services 6.1 (mstsc version 6.0.6001.18000) and higher the -console option is no longer available. In its place they now use the -admin option. The new command is the same as the old with -admin being used in place of -console.
NEW force console access command:
mstsc -v:<server name or ip address> /F -admin
If you do not already have version 6.1 of terminal services it can be downloaded HERE!