Nov 092013
 

I have run into this issues several times before, where I am VPN’d into a client and have an RDP session open, and then my VPN gets cut off.  When I sign back in sometimes I am unable to connect to the existing open RDP session.  Today it was mission critical as I was almost at the end of a very long running process and I had to connect to the same session.  After much searching I came up with the solution.  It is a combination of two tactics that does the trick.

1.  Use a command line prompt to connect to the console without disconnecting your existing session.  In the command line on your desktop type the following:

mstsc –v:<yourservername> /F -console

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2. Open up Task Manager on your server in this new session, right click on the session you want to reconnect to, and click connect.

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Super easy once you know how!

 

I found the following two articles helpful in the writing of this post.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows-vista/Use-command-line-parameters-with-Remote-Desktop-Connection

http://www.coolitguys.com/windows/cannot-connect-to-existing-rdp-session/

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