Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Fixing SBS 2003 RWW for Console Access From XP SP3, Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008

Sick of waiting for Microsoft to release a fix to RWW to enable Console access to SBS 2003 and any other Windows Server 2003 systems connected to your SBS network? So am I. So I’ve fixed it. Process is as follows:

Navigate to C:\Inetpub\Remote

Make a copy of tsweb.aspx

Open tsweb.aspx in your favorite editor (mine’s Notepad++)

Line 304 looks like this:

MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.ConnectToServerConsole = console


Replace it with this:

version = MsRdpClient.Version
if strcomp(version,"6.0.6001") < 0 then
  MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.ConnectToServerConsole = console
  MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.ConnectToServerConsole = false
  MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings6.ConnectToAdministerServer = console
end if


Save the changes. You can now establish console sessions to your SBS 2003 box and any other Windows Server 2003 boxes on your SBS network.

If anyone’s got a better way for displaying code in a Blogger page I’d be interested in knowing about it.


Richard said...

My partner posted on doing html code:

Unknown said...

i have using windows 2003 server
i have a default.htm
i tried your code to access the server via console but comes up with an error for this line
do you know how i can resolve this issue

stryqx said...

Hi Gerard,

This fix is only for SBS 2003.

It allows for Windows Operating Systems using the RDC 6.1 or RDC 7.0 code to gain Console Access of the SBS 2003 Server.

Windows Server 2003 does not have Remote Web Workplace, so this fix is not applicable.