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Windows 7: Logging on/off a machine remotely.

13 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
Logging on/off a machine remotely.

Hello, all. Just a quick question. :)

I use Windows Remote Desktop connection to remotely use all 3 Windows 7 computers on my home network whenever necessary (not simultaneously, obviously! ). This works flawlessly, and I have no problems with the actual remote desktop process.

My question, is sort of tricky to put into words. Let's say I'm at machine A, and machine B is sat showing the desktop/screensaver, etc. If I access machine B from machine A, it shows the logon screen on machine B while being accessed remotely.

However, when I then end the remote session, machine B stays at the logon screen until the user account is clicked back into locally.

I am wondering if there is a way to make the machine carry on working as it was, showing the desktop/screensaver, etc again automatically, without having to click the user icon. Pretty much to automatically click into the user account, or to remove the need to.

This is obviously not a big deal, but it kind of bugs me when the machines are sat at the logon screen, and other people can't tell if I've finished the remote session or not.

Any feedback is appreciated. :)


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13 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1

Hm, never mind. I figured it out. On the remote machine, I entered "tscon.exe 1 /dest:console" into the cmd, and it did the trick. I then reconnected, and made a shortcut point to "%windir%\System32\tscon.exe 1 /dest:console", which makes the job much easier. :)
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