MS RDP Client: /console is now /admin

Trying to use the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client (mstsc.exe) to connect to the console of a remote Windows machine? Coming from Microsoft Windows Vista SP1, or Windows Server 2008, or XP SP3? The old style of: /console

not working? It tells you “An unknown parameter was specified in computer name field?” Yeah, with RDP 6.1 they changed it to: /admin

Props to my colleague Steve Tanner for the tip. More information can be found at the Terminal Services Team Blog.

3 thoughts on “MS RDP Client: /console is now /admin”

  1. This is weird. I’am working with an RDP connection to a Windows Server 2008 Enterprise and i can still use the /console parameter.

    I’am connecting from a Windows XP SP2 with the latest rdp client available for XP installed.

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