Remote Desktop Login Command

Remote Desktop Login Command
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Connect and login to a remote machine using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) also known as Terminal Server Connection (TSC).

Syntax MSTSC option MSTSC /Edit “ConnectionFile” MSTSC /migrate Options ConnectionFile The name of an RDP file for connection /v:server[:port]> The remote computer to connect to /console Connect to the console of a server (NT/XP) /Admin Connect to a session for administering the server(Vista/2008) /f Start in Full Screen mode /w:width Width of the RDP screen /h:height Height of the RDP screen /span Match the Remote Desktop width and height with the local virtual desktop, spanning across multiple monitors if necessary.(Vista/2008) /public Run Remote Desktop in public mode. (Vista/2008) In public mode, passwords and bitmaps are not cached. /edit Open the RDP file for editing. /migrate Convert a legacy Client connection file into an .RDP file

To connect to a remote computer the user account must be a member of the local group ‘Remote Desktop users’ on the remote server (either directly or inherited via a global group) in addition the user account needs the privilege (allow logon through RDP/Terminal Services.)

Shortcut Keys

Shortcut keys that can be used when connected to a Remote Desktop:

Windows Shortcut Remote Desktop Description
Ctrl+ALT+Del Ctrl+ALT+END Bring up the Windows Security dialog box.