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Remote Desktop, Log Previous User Back In

  1. #1

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1

    Remote Desktop, Log Previous User Back In

    On windows 7 I made a shortcut for when I used remote desktop I could press on this shortcut and the session came to an end and the previous user could use the computer without typing pass.

    This shortcut:
    %windir%\System32\tscon.exe RDP-Tcp#0 /dest:console

    I have to find the right session number in task manager. So I have to change the 0 to whatever session id I log in with.

    Are there a shortcut that will always work without have to edit the shortcut every time? A symbol or something for the correct login number?

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  2. #2

    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    Have you tried to do the same shortcut in the Desktop mode of Windows 8.x.x yet? The way it worked in 7, should still work in 8.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1

    Well now I find a solution that worked perfect.
    Created a .bat file with this:

    for /f %%i in ('qwinsta ^| findstr /C:">rdp-tcp#"') do set RDP_SESSION=%%i
    :: Strip the >
    tscon %RDP_SESSION% /dest:console
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