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Anyway of getting Remote Desktop to work like other remote desktop programs? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there anyway of getting Remote Desktop to work like other remote desktop programs where it doesn't require logging on as the users themselves but to use an admin account to login to the users current active sessions?

    Kind regards,

    RocknRollTim

    Wednesday, December 2, 2015 11:33 AM

Answers

  • You can overtake the user session using admin account, however idle session can be terminated by admin. 

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Thursday, December 3, 2015 12:08 AM
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  • You can overtake the user session using admin account, however idle session can be terminated by admin. 

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Thursday, December 3, 2015 12:08 AM
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  • use admin account using command : 

    mstsc /admin


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Thursday, December 3, 2015 12:09 AM
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  • Thank you for posting arnavsharma, I'll test this out on my test system.

    Thanks,

    RocknRollTim

    Thursday, December 3, 2015 9:46 AM
  • use admin account using command : 

    mstsc /admin


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Hi Arnav,

    I've tried the command you advised me to do but it doesn't perform the purpose I wanted to achieve i.e. using an admin account to overtake a user session regardless of account type but without logging them off if that makes sense.

    Kind regards,

    RocknRollTim 

    Sunday, December 6, 2015 5:12 PM
  • With same user ID you can overtake the session, you can overtake user session using differentID.

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 10:09 PM
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  • Hi Arnav,

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you but whereabouts do you find the settings for taking over a session using a different ID? Are these settings in the Registry?

    Kind regards,

    RocknRollTim

    Friday, December 18, 2015 4:46 PM
  • Still haven't got this to work.
    Saturday, January 9, 2016 8:48 PM