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    SFC & 'console session'? (Home SP1)

    I'm sure(?) sfc has run OK within a CMD window in the past. Now, it gives me this message:
    <hr> You must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the Windows File Checker utility.
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    I get the same result both in my usual, and spare, admin accounts. The only info on this message that I've found refers to being unable to run sfc remotely through a terminal services client. Which I'm not doing on my stand-alone PC (AFAIK).

    Any clues?
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    Re: SFC & 'console session'? (Home SP1)

    A little more info Here

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    Re: SFC & 'console session'? (Home SP1)

    Edited by WyllyWylly to add URL code and link to original article. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    258673: Unable to Run Windows File Protection Scan Remotely

    This article was previously published under Q258673
    SYMPTOMS
    When you attempt to start a Windows File Protection (WFP) scan of the system files using Sfc.exe, either of the following situations may occur:
    The Cmd.exe dialog box, in which you run Sfc.exe, may appear briefly, and then disappear.
    The following error message may be displayed:

    You must be an Administrator running a console session in order to use the Windows File Checker utility.
    CAUSE
    This behavior can occur if you attempt to run Sfc.exe on a remote computer through a Terminal Services client, even if the destination server is running in Remote Administration mode.
    RESOLUTION
    To run Sfc.exe, log on locally to the computer you want to scan.
    STATUS
    This behavior is by design.

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    Re: SFC & 'console session'? (Home SP1)

    That's all I found, too. No help though, since I am logged on locally (as an administrator). The only thing remote at the moment is any clues as to why this is happening <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>
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    Re: SFC & 'console session'? (Home SP1)

    Dang it.

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