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I thought this was possible in Win2012R2 (wasn't for Win20012).

A colleague and I are logged on to the same server. In order to give assistance I'd like to shadow his session.  But can't find how I to do that anymore.


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I've seen the ability when there is a RDS broker involved.
Not on normal RDP sessions though.

https://join.me onto his base machine to see his RDP session?


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I've seen the ability when there is a RDS broker involved.
Not on normal RDP sessions though.
https://join.me onto his base machine to see his RDP session?


Are you speeking of Win2012(R2) only ?

I'm sure that on Win2000 -> Win2008R2 I can shadow a RDP session, without a broker, without even installing the RDS feature/role.
Join.me or teamviewer is not desirable. And VNC is so slow.

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MSTSC.EXE /shadow:SessionID
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MSTSC.EXE /shadow:SessionID


I tried it, it doesn't work on a Win2012R2.

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I tried it, it doesn't work on a Win2012R2.

It works here. You need to be local admin to be able to shadow (I think - at least it doesn't work for a normal user out of the box)

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It works here. You need to be local admin to be able to shadow (I think - at least it doesn't work for a normal user out of the box)


EDIT:

OK, you don't if you can get some explicit permissions, see https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/5e784267-c017-4afe-855a-fe7f5b9043fb/2012-r2-rds-shadowing-permissions?forum=winserverTS

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Hum, I'm missing something.  I've used my domain admin account.
Have to do some testing.


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It works now with "mstsc.exe v servername /shadow:nnn /control"  (started as a domain admin).
Not sure if it was a firewall or a permissions issue or something else.
Thanks for the support guys.

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