Microsoft KB Archive/253475

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Article ID: 253475

Article Last Modified on 7/30/2001

This article was previously published under Q253475


SMCLIENT may hang at the Winlogon dialog waiting for user input. It may be necessary to restart the tool. However, SMCLIENT still may not execute the logon command.


SMCLIENT will run and connect to the Terminal Server and the Winlogon dialog will appear. However, SMCLIENT does not send the users name to the Winlogon dialog, thus Terminal Server Client does not logon to the Terminal Server.


Microsoft has created a replacement for SMCLIENT.EXE that fixes this problem. The self extracting archive file SMCLIENT.ZIP contains the executable and documentation for SMCLIENT.

SMCLIENT is available for download from the following Microsoft FTP site:


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


Steps to Reproduce the Behavior

  1. Create a local user named "test" on the server.
  2. Make the following sample scripts named test.scp to test smclient.exe.

        connect("test", "test", "", 640, 480);
        // Wait for desktop
        check("Wait4Str", "MyComputer");
  3. Run the sample scripts with "smclient.exe -v -f:test.scp".

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