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One of my client have a Windows Server 2000 and I can connect to this server using remote desktop.

However, I can't connect to the Administrator Console.

I tried every switch available (I'm using windows 7) without success:

%SystemRoot%\system32\mstsc.exe /v:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx /admin

%SystemRoot%\system32\mstsc.exe /v:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -admin

%SystemRoot%\system32\mstsc.exe /v:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx /console

%SystemRoot%\system32\mstsc.exe /v:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -console

I did a lot of google search... some people mentionned the a "trick" to connect to the administrator console but none of them has explained it.

Is this trick exist or is it an urban legend?

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The console option was added to Remote Desktop in Windows Server 2003. It is not available on Windows Server 2000.

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And removed in 2008. –  mfinni May 3 '12 at 15:28

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