I'm trying this on an Amazon Web Service EC2 instance but it's the same question I believe for any VPS hosted anywhere.
I run an application that stops working when I disconnect (or even minimize) the RDP session. The only way to ensure it runs even if I don't have RDP 'awake' is to have it running on the console session. This is no problem if I have physical access to the machine as I will install VNC server on the console session and access it from wherever.
However, in a hosted environment I cannot figure out how to access the console session. I need to do this just once to install VNC.
The /console switch does not work in Win Server 08 and I tried from within the command prompt of a RDP session using 'tscon console' but got the following error:
Could not connect sessionID 1 to this session, Error code 5023 Error :The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the re quested operation.
Would really appreciate any practical advice.