Create RDP session via runbook on octopus server

Hi all,
I am trying to find a way to open an RDP session on Octopus Server via a step process within a runbook.
I am using mstsc within a runbook at the moment, but the mstsc process it creates is logged by SYSTEM and not octopus server Administrator user.
Is there any way to trigger and open an RDP session from within the runbook, in Octopus Server?
Thank you.

Hi 1n3l4st1c,

Thank you for reaching out to us with your query.

Octopus Deploy executes deployments and runbooks non-interactively. This is in contrast to RDP which is used to interactively work with the desktop of a destination machine.

If you need to perform a task on the destination machine from within a runbook or deployment the usual approach would be to install Tentacle on the destination machine and use scoped steps to execute the required actions.

If you’re unsure about how to proceed please let me know what your ‘end goal’ is for establishing the RDP session and we may be able to advise further.

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best Regards,


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