Friday, July 2, 2010

Dell PE1950 DRAC console redirect error

This afternoon when I tried to use the DRAC ActiveX console redirect doodad to log into the console of one of our PE servers, I got a rather rude error message: "Login failed: channel in use"

The answer suggested at the end of this article worked for me - delete the downloaded ActiveX control. In my case, on a windows 2000 client, the file was C:\WINNT\Downloaded Program Files\Session Viewer - deleted it, deletion failed, waited 20 seconds, tried again, deleted okay, restart IE, and I can use the remote console again.


  1. Thanks for posting this. I had something similar happen with one of my servers when attempting to launch the DRAC console "a session to this device already exists".

    Deleting "C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\Session Viewer" followed by an IE restart and a reinstall of the activex control got me squared away.

  2. Try removing the entire "Downloaded Program Files" if the above doesn't work and DRAC will recreate it and the files inside of it