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How to switch back console to monitor during RDP session

Sometime it’s very annoying to leave the monitor console session locked after the machine has been remotely controlled using remote desktop (RDP). To switch back the current session to the monitor simply start a command prompt and execute the following command

If it does not work, try to use 0 (zero) instead of 1, or test with another number until it works or get the exact session id using the command “qwinsta” (Display information about Remote Desktop Services sessions) to get the ID. Your ID is found on the line with the “>” character.

— Johan Ryberg

Vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Could Allow Remote Code Execution – Update is released

Microsoft just released a security bulletin MS12-02 where they stated that an attacker could execute code on the targeted machine via Remote Desktop (tcp port 3389) and it’s a critical vulnerability and the patch should be applied at once. If the computer by any reason can’t be updated it should be turned off at once.

More info: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-020

—  Johan Ryberg