XP SP 3 – remote admin changes

Here’s an article that talks about Changes to Remote Administration in Windows Server 2008. It turns out that XP SP 3 moves you to RDC 6.1, so the /console switch to mstsc.exe doesn’t work anymore. You need to use /admin. And the “remote desktops” tool in the Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack hasn’t been updated for this. So, the tool I’ve been using to remote into all my servers doesn’t work right anymore! I’ve worked around this by creating individual .rdp files for each of my servers, and putting them in one directory, but that was a bit of a pain. There’s been some talk about this issue here, since it affects the freeware Terminals tool also. I’m just posting about this, as it’s something to watch out for if you’re applying SP3 to a machine.

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