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At any given time, it is possible for a windows computer to not have a console session? For example, if after a computer is started and no one ever log-on, would it have a console session? I thought console session is like KVM and if you have windows logon screen, you would have console sesison by then...

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Does "Server Core" (in Windows Server 2008 or later) count as "a windows computer"? – Ben Voigt Oct 16 '12 at 22:01
@BenVoigt Server Core still has a console session. – Ansgar Wiechers Oct 16 '12 at 22:44
I have no console session running on my Windows machine at the moment. Only time I normally do is if I directly or indirectgly invoke cmd.exe. – martineau Oct 16 '12 at 22:48
@martineau Open tsadmin.msc and connect to the machine. The "Sessions" tab will show you a session Console. – Ansgar Wiechers Oct 17 '12 at 9:16
@AnsgarWiechers: There's nothing in the question about the Remote Desktop Services Manager. Guess you're a mind reader. – martineau Oct 17 '12 at 9:29
up vote 1 down vote accepted

See this answer to a similar question. The console session always exists, no matter if a user is logged in or not.

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