I came across a method to shadow an XP desktop in a very roundabout sort of way. It is from a Microsoft Technet article, below is an example that I find clearer, and the link to the original article:
- mstsc to a 2003 server (eg. server1)
- From the 2003 Terminal Services session, mstsc to an XP machine (eg. workstation1)
- Open another TS session to the 2003 server in step 1 (server1)
- Run ‘query session’ to find the RDP session ID of the session in step 1
- Run ‘shadow %id%’ to shadow the TS session
- Both 2003 TS sessions now have an interactive child session to the XP machine.
- Press Ctrl-* to terminate the shadow on the second 2003 TS session (the minus and star keys from the numeric keypad)
This is a bit clunky, but it does provide a method to allow two people interactive control of an XP desktop, without having to use remote assistance.
How To Shadow a Remote Desktop Session in Windows XP Professional
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