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13. January 2013 17:41
by Daniel Harris

Pinning Remote Desktop Connections to the Windows 8 Start Screen

13. January 2013 17:41 by | 0 Comments

Today I was trying to pin some commonly used servers to my Windows 8 start screen, and I noticed the option wasn't available when I right clicked on the various saved .RDP files.

I did try right clicking the connections and choosing "Create Shortcut", but I still did not get the option when right clicking the shortcut, adding the shortcut manually to the following location didn't work either:

C:\Users\MyUsername\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

To get around the problem I navigated to the above folder, right clicked and chose "New > Shortcut"

In the box asking you to type the location of the item, enter the following, substituting for your server name/IP where I've entered

C:\Windows\System32\mstsc.exe /v:""

Now I have all my servers available on the start screen as intended.

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