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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.