I log into my computer at work (I am blessed to be telecommuting 3+ days a week) using Remote Desktop Connection. During various internet burps, or other connection issues, I’ve ended up reconnecting to the server using another session, meaning all the stuff I was working on is inaccessible. I discovered this by accident. I’m sure it’s somewhere posted on the internet, but as I was unable to find it using a number of search engines, I thought I put it out there.
Situation: connection to Terminal Server was lost. When reconnecting to Terminal Server, user is unable to connect to session already active.
Within new session
- Activate Task Manager
- If button is available (left) click on it
- Press and hold Windows key, and press â€œRâ€ key, or
- (left) click â€œStartâ€ button, (left) click â€œRunâ€¦â€
- Run Dialog will open. Type â€œtaskmgrâ€, and press Return/Enter key, or (left) click on â€œOKâ€
- Activate â€œUserâ€ tab in Task Manager
- Determine desired session
- Method 1: icon of person to the left of user name is black & white (current active session is color)
- Method 2: sessions are numbered, session with lower number will be the lost session.
- Right-click on user name/icon of desired session. A menu will pop-up, left-click on â€œconnectâ€.
- Old session should now be active.
- Repeat steps 1-2, verify that newer session is not listed. If newer session is listedâ€¦
- Right-click on user name/icon. A menu will pop-up, left-click on â€œlogoffâ€. Undesired session will now be completely shut-down (this is a good thing)
- Close Task Manager by left-clicking â€œXâ€ button at the top-right of window, or select FileÂ»Exit.