It seems like MS are trying to make life
difficult for the Domino administrator with some of the decisions that
have been made for their latest operating system that is currently in beta.
It would seem from information in the beta newsgroups that the ability
to log onto the server’s console session 0 is being removed in future releases.
So what does this actually mean. Well
currently when you login directly to a Windows server at the physical machine
you are logging into the root console session, this session is where you
can see the Domino server running so you can enter commands etc. If
you use Remote Desktop to access the server you are actually creating a
new session and you won’t be able to see the Domino server’s console screen
( adding ‘-console’ to the remote desktop shortcut’s param’s will override
In Longhorn Server, as it is currently
known, it appears that MS are making it so that even logging in directly
at the physical machine will create a new session and therefore any application
that interacts with session 0 ( like Domino ) will not be visible.
Maybe this will just become a good reason
to start thinking about moving your Domino server to Linux.