I would like to control RDP remote sessions on a Windows Server 2016 machine with VNC server. I tried tightVNC and UltraVNC, I use host:display syntax to connect but I can only see the "Console" session and I cannot switch to display 1 or 2. Is it impossibile or I'm missing something?



Neither TightVNC nor UltraVNC can use RDP, as per this comparison chart from Wikipedia. Sort on the second column ('Protocols') of the first chart to see the apps which do use RDP.

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  • I try to better explain, I don't want to open a RDP session with a VNC client, I want to view/control an existing RDP session with a VNCclient. – Tobia Nov 27 '18 at 7:21
  • I found that VNC works also for RDP sessions, but, I had to run vnc server from the connected user and not as service. This way i could connect to hostname:1 and control the RDP session. – Tobia Nov 30 '18 at 14:54
  • Awesome! I hope you will create an answer w/ that here and then accept it! – K7AAY Nov 30 '18 at 17:33

Seems to be possible, but the vnc-server process must start as user-process and not as service. Then use hostname:# to connect, where # is the display/session nr.

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