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Old 28-03-2008
Mike Bonvie
 
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connecting to the CONSOLE using mstsc command using - instead of /

Server 2003 SP2


Hi,

This one should be a no-brainer:

Will the following commands do the EXACT same thing?

mstsc /console
mstsc -console

I have some colleagues here who insists using mstsc /console & say
mstsc -console is wrong.

I've used mstsc -console for years and never had a problem.

Yes, I have looked at the help associated with the command using mstsc /?
and mstsc -?

In fact, if this command didn't accept the "-" it would fail.

Please help me settle this guys.

Thanks



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Old 28-03-2008
Pegasus \(MVP\)
 
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Re: connecting to the CONSOLE using mstsc command using - instead of /


"Mike Bonvie" <mike@gfytf76474.net> wrote in message
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> Server 2003 SP2
>
>
> Hi,
>
> This one should be a no-brainer:
>
> Will the following commands do the EXACT same thing?
>
> mstsc /console
> mstsc -console
>
> I have some colleagues here who insists using mstsc /console & say
> mstsc -console is wrong.
>
> I've used mstsc -console for years and never had a problem.
>
> Yes, I have looked at the help associated with the command using mstsc /?
> and mstsc -?
>
> In fact, if this command didn't accept the "-" it would fail.
>
> Please help me settle this guys.
>
> Thanks


The official prefix is "/console" but many programmers will
code the command line interface such that "-console" will
work too. As you say, if the programmer for mstsc.exe had
not allowed for the dash prefix then the command would fail.


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Old 28-03-2008
Mike Bonvie
 
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Re: connecting to the CONSOLE using mstsc command using - instead of /

Thanks for the feedback,

Can some others please chime in & build my case too?

Thanks again


"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com.oz> wrote in message
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>
> "Mike Bonvie" <mike@gfytf76474.net> wrote in message
> news:uVqqaJMkIHA.1208@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> Server 2003 SP2
>>
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> This one should be a no-brainer:
>>
>> Will the following commands do the EXACT same thing?
>>
>> mstsc /console
>> mstsc -console
>>
>> I have some colleagues here who insists using mstsc /console & say
>> mstsc -console is wrong.
>>
>> I've used mstsc -console for years and never had a problem.
>>
>> Yes, I have looked at the help associated with the command using mstsc /?
>> and mstsc -?
>>
>> In fact, if this command didn't accept the "-" it would fail.
>>
>> Please help me settle this guys.
>>
>> Thanks

>
> The official prefix is "/console" but many programmers will
> code the command line interface such that "-console" will
> work too. As you say, if the programmer for mstsc.exe had
> not allowed for the dash prefix then the command would fail.
>


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Old 28-03-2008
Pegasus \(MVP\)
 
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Re: connecting to the CONSOLE using mstsc command using - instead of /

What exactly is your case?


"Mike Bonvie" <mike@gfytf76474.net> wrote in message
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> Thanks for the feedback,
>
> Can some others please chime in & build my case too?
>
> Thanks again
>
>
> "Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com.oz> wrote in message
> news:u%23selXMkIHA.5660@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>
>> "Mike Bonvie" <mike@gfytf76474.net> wrote in message
>> news:uVqqaJMkIHA.1208@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>> Server 2003 SP2
>>>
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> This one should be a no-brainer:
>>>
>>> Will the following commands do the EXACT same thing?
>>>
>>> mstsc /console
>>> mstsc -console
>>>
>>> I have some colleagues here who insists using mstsc /console & say
>>> mstsc -console is wrong.
>>>
>>> I've used mstsc -console for years and never had a problem.
>>>
>>> Yes, I have looked at the help associated with the command using mstsc
>>> /? and mstsc -?
>>>
>>> In fact, if this command didn't accept the "-" it would fail.
>>>
>>> Please help me settle this guys.
>>>
>>> Thanks

>>
>> The official prefix is "/console" but many programmers will
>> code the command line interface such that "-console" will
>> work too. As you say, if the programmer for mstsc.exe had
>> not allowed for the dash prefix then the command would fail.
>>

>



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Old 28-03-2008
Mike Bonvie
 
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Re: connecting to the CONSOLE using mstsc command using - instead of /

I'm simply building a case here.

I'm told mstsc -console is wrong




"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com.oz> wrote in message
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> What exactly is your case?
>
>
> "Mike Bonvie" <mike@gfytf76474.net> wrote in message
> news:%23V6RAtMkIHA.4684@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> Thanks for the feedback,
>>
>> Can some others please chime in & build my case too?
>>
>> Thanks again
>>
>>
>> "Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com.oz> wrote in message
>> news:u%23selXMkIHA.5660@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>>
>>> "Mike Bonvie" <mike@gfytf76474.net> wrote in message
>>> news:uVqqaJMkIHA.1208@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>>> Server 2003 SP2
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> This one should be a no-brainer:
>>>>
>>>> Will the following commands do the EXACT same thing?
>>>>
>>>> mstsc /console
>>>> mstsc -console
>>>>
>>>> I have some colleagues here who insists using mstsc /console & say
>>>> mstsc -console is wrong.
>>>>
>>>> I've used mstsc -console for years and never had a problem.
>>>>
>>>> Yes, I have looked at the help associated with the command using mstsc
>>>> /? and mstsc -?
>>>>
>>>> In fact, if this command didn't accept the "-" it would fail.
>>>>
>>>> Please help me settle this guys.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> The official prefix is "/console" but many programmers will
>>> code the command line interface such that "-console" will
>>> work too. As you say, if the programmer for mstsc.exe had
>>> not allowed for the dash prefix then the command would fail.
>>>

>>

>
>


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Old 28-03-2008
Kerry Brown
 
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Re: connecting to the CONSOLE using mstsc command using - instead of /

"Mike Bonvie" <mike@gfytf76474.net> wrote in message
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> Server 2003 SP2
>
>
> Hi,
>
> This one should be a no-brainer:
>
> Will the following commands do the EXACT same thing?
>
> mstsc /console
> mstsc -console
>



Depending on what OS you're using they may be both wrong. With Vista SP1 and
Server 2008 the command is

mstsc /admin

The /console parameter silently fails

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947723

http://technet2.microsoft.com/window....mspx?mfr=true

--
Kerry Brown
MS-MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Systems Administration
http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/



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Old 28-03-2008
Pegasus \(MVP\)
 
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Re: connecting to the CONSOLE using mstsc command using - instead of /


"Mike Bonvie" <m@d.net> wrote in message
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> I'm simply building a case here.
>
> I'm told mstsc -console is wrong


As I said before, using the "-console" syntax appears to
be a valid but undocumented and therefore unsupported
method. Perhaps it will always work and perhaps it will
fail after the next automatic update - who knows?


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Old 29-03-2008
kj [SBS MVP]
 
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Re: connecting to the CONSOLE using mstsc command using - instead of /

Pegasus (MVP) wrote:
> "Mike Bonvie" <m@d.net> wrote in message
> news:u%23mvOmNkIHA.5260@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> I'm simply building a case here.
>>
>> I'm told mstsc -console is wrong

>
> As I said before, using the "-console" syntax appears to
> be a valid but undocumented and therefore unsupported
> method. Perhaps it will always work and perhaps it will
> fail after the next automatic update - who knows?


It's already being replaced with /admin.

--
/kj


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