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Controlling Media PC remotely

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Anonymous
August 4, 2005 10:39:22 PM

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Hi, I have my main pc in one room of the house and a Media pc in the lounge
downstairs. Both running XP Pro I can connect and control the media pc
using remote desktop no problem. The trouble is that when I exit from remote
desktop the host pc is left in screensaver mode, and when I move the mouse I
am asked to log on again, which is a bit of a pain as I like to hide the
keyboard behind the telly. I do control the media pc quite regularly to
load music files etc and and this is becoming a pain in the gonads. Does
anyone know if i can set things up so as soon as I exit remote desktop the
host is returned to a full 'up and running state'
Thanks for any help people!

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Anonymous
August 4, 2005 10:39:23 PM

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Egbert Nobacon wrote:
> Hi, I have my main pc in one room of the house and a Media pc in the
> lounge downstairs. Both running XP Pro I can connect and control the
> media pc using remote desktop no problem. The trouble is that when I
> exit from remote desktop the host pc is left in screensaver mode, and
> when I move the mouse I am asked to log on again, which is a bit of a
> pain as I like to hide the keyboard behind the telly. I do control the
> media pc quite regularly to load music files etc and and this is
> becoming a pain in the gonads. Does anyone know if i can set things
> up so as soon as I exit remote desktop the host is returned to a full
> 'up and running state' Thanks for any help people!

If you were logged into the PC as the same user LOCALLY before you logged
into the PC Remotely..

Start --> Run

tscon 0 /dest:console

OK

on the remote PC when you are done.

That will push the session back to the console.

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Anonymous
August 5, 2005 12:38:57 AM

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You are a genius. Thanks V. much shenan, I've been going round in circles
trying to crack this, I can now hide the keyboard and domestic bliss has
resumed!