Mstsc /console shortcut in toolbar won't work as console

mstsc /console shortcut in toolbar won't work as console

this shortcut in the toolbar worked with xp and dopus 8
since vista and dopus 8 or 9 this doesn't work any longer.
when I manually run this command it works like it should.

any tips?

Does it not work at all, or does it work but not connect to the console session?

If it's the latter than I don't think I have any way to test/experiment with the button.

Generally, running an external command from an Opus button is the same as pasting that command into Start->Run. Does that still work on Vista in this case?

I take it you haven't defined a /console alias in Opus. :slight_smile: That would break this command, of course.

It does work, but doesn't connect me to the console like id
did with dopus 8 and xp.

The button has (and always had) this command:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\mstsc.exe /console

I use that button tens of times every day. Can you help me out with any tip?


What gets dispayed if you run this button?

<?xml version="1.0"?> <button backcol="none" display="both" textcol="none"> <label>Test</label> <icon1>#ftp</icon1> <function type="batch"> <instruction>echo C:\WINDOWS\system32\mstsc.exe /console</instruction> <instruction>pause</instruction> </function> </button>

(Copy the code box to your clipboard, enter Customize, right-click on an empty area on a toolbar and select Paste.)

I just tested it before you posted this tip.
When I use start - run (vista style) and type mstsc /console
it works like a charm.

However, when I put this same command in a CMD, it doesn't.
When I use your button (and skip the ECHO) it doens't work too.

What does vista do diffeently with start - run ?? :question: :confused:

What does my button print out if you don't modify it (leave the echo in)?

C:\WINDOWS\system32\mstsc.exe /console

Stranger is, when I open a cmd, and type in mstsc /console
it connects to the console. Same as start - run.

So those 2 work, but through a cmd-file it doesn't work, and through dopus neither.

Strange. Seems like a bug in mstsc.exe to me.

Does it work from a normal shortcut? If so, make a shortcut to it, then make an Opus button which launches the shortcut (i.e. put the path to the .lnk file into the Opus button).