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klunde (IS/IT--Management) (OP)
19 Jan 07 5:03
When I try to connect to the console on a Windows 2003 server I get the following error message:

Error connecting to existing session for {userid} (Id 0). The operation completed successfully.

I'm sure I'm connecting to the console and it works for connecting to other 2003 servers in my domain, but not to this  one. Any idea on how to get around this?

(I'm currently connecting to the server with VNC, but I would rather fix the RDP problem.)


monsterjta (IS/IT--Management)
19 Jan 07 6:00
Who is "{userid} (Id 0)".  Sounds like you are attempting to connect via RDP to console (id 0).  Are you connecting simply by RDC?  Or using CMD?

I hope you find this post helpful,

Jonathan Almquist
Minneapolis, MN

klunde (IS/IT--Management) (OP)
19 Jan 07 7:27
{userid} is my way of writing that here it said my username which I don't want to tell you what is so therfor I wrote {userid}. It could be ie. Administrator.

I've tried to connect in different ways, they all give the same result.

mstsc /v:{servername} /console


klunde (IS/IT--Management) (OP)
19 Jan 07 7:27
BTW, I am a domain admin so I do have access to the server.


klunde (IS/IT--Management) (OP)
19 Jan 07 8:11
Been there. That link doesn't have an answer to the problem...


monsterjta (IS/IT--Management)
19 Jan 07 8:47
Ok.  I have no interest in your username.  Wouldn't do me any good.

I understand why you might want to connect to console.  Is there someone already logged into the console?

I hope you find this post helpful,

Jonathan Almquist
Minneapolis, MN

RichardHuang (TechnicalUser)
19 Jan 07 8:55
You can try to remove VNC completely and try RDP again.
klunde (IS/IT--Management) (OP)
19 Jan 07 10:08
Yes, there is someone connected to the console locally - the same user as I try to login as using RDP.

Let me say this. I connect to several differen RDP and VNC servers all day long and I have encountered this problem against two of my 2003 servers.


monsterjta (IS/IT--Management)
19 Jan 07 10:15
Can you connect NOT using console???

I hope you find this post helpful,

Jonathan Almquist
Minneapolis, MN

gmail2 (Programmer)
19 Jan 07 11:01
I presume that you can still log on locally to the server, yes?  Have you tried logging on locally and then opening TS management and clearning all of the current sessions (including the console one) to see if this helps?

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klunde (IS/IT--Management) (OP)
19 Jan 07 17:50
Yes, I can log on to the server locally. I can also use VNC to connect to the server (That is the way I controll the server on my daily basis). I have tried to log of the local console, I've tried to use TS management and reset the sessions - nothing helps.

And I can connect using RDP, just not to the Console.


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