Don't Try This At Home

Monday, October 16, 2006

I wasn't paying attention when I typed:

mstsc /v:name.domain.net /console

Unfortunately, I was already sitting in front of the very machine I was trying to reach with terminal services. I took over the console, all right - the screen blacked out. I couldn't get Ctrl-Alt-Delete to provoke a response. If it wasn't for the lights on the case I'd have thought the computer died.

It takes 30 seconds or so for the un-credentialed new connection to timeout and return control to the real console.

It's a very long, worrying 30 seconds, though. I just wanted to share my anxiety.


Comments
David Grant Tuesday, October 17, 2006
That's random, similar thing happened to me last night. I was testing RDC access to my computer over the 'net - from the same computer - and I got logged out. Upon trying to log back in, I got some kind of "sorry, term serv stuff going on... try again later" message, which never resolved itself. Had to reboot.
(seems like that would be a MS RDC test case)
scott Wednesday, October 18, 2006
David:

Yes - I had the same message. You'd think the machine could detect this.
Carl Thursday, October 19, 2006
It's like that scene from "Being John Malkovich", where Malkovich goes into his own head.
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