How to shadow a Terminal Server session without a prompt for approval
This article describes how to shadow a Terminal Server session without a prompt for approval.
Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2
Original KB number: 292190
If you would like to shadow the Terminal Server console (session 0) in a Terminal Server session, and you don't want to be prompted for permission, set the local Group Policy on the server that is running Terminal Services.
To shadow other sessions, on the RDP-TCP Properties dialog box, on the Remote Control tab, click to clear the require users permission check box. It doesn't affect the console session.
To remote control the console with no prompt for approval:
Open Group Policy Editor (Gpedit.msc) on the server that is running Terminal services.
Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative templates, expand Windows Components, and then select Terminal Services.
Right-click Sets rules for remote control of Terminal Services user sessions, and then select Properties.
Select the Enabled option.
Under Options, select Full Control without user's permission.
Select OK, and then quit Group Policy Editor. To update the local policy immediately afterward, go to a command prompt and run the following command:
Now, if you establish a Remote Desktop session, you can connect to the console and remote control it by going to a command prompt and using the following command:
You shouldn't be prompted on the console for permission.