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Hey folks...
  I'm not sure if this is easily do-able.

I would like to create a dynamic Visio network file with graphical servers/computer/networks shown so that I can attach some links, click on an image to a remote site and logon with terminal services.

Any ideas or solutions?
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lrbrister
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oBdACommented:
Basically, yes, it's possible.
First of all, register the rdp files properly. Open a command shell.
Enter
assoc .rdp
This should come back with ".rdp=RDP.File"
Now enter
ftype RDP.File
It'll probably tell you it's not associated with anything. If so, enter
ftype RDP.File=C:\Windows\system32\mstsc.exe "%1"
Next, create rdp files for the servers you want to connect to, and save them.
Finally, in Visio, highlight the shape you want to attach a link to; then press <Ctrl-K> or, from the "Insert" menu, choose "Hyperlink". In the Address field, browse to the appropriate .rdp file.
When you now move the mouse over the shape, you'll notice that the cursor will change; right-click the shape, and you'll have the shortcut in the context menu. Start it, answer "Yes" to the two security warnings popping up, and you should connect.
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lrbristerAuthor Commented:
oBdA,
  Absolutely excellent!
Points being awarded now...

I assume I could use this process for PCAW files as well with the associated paths and associations?
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oBdACommented:
Should work as well; the config files might even be already associated. Don't know why rdp files are by default only associated in Explorer ...
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bsharathCommented:
obda
hi,

A little help this seem's to be excellent...
When i type

D:\Users\Sharathr>ftype RDP.File=C:\Windows\system32\mstsc.exe "%1"
File type 'RDP.File' not found or no open command associated with it.

What is wrong in my command
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oBdACommented:
Then you need to run an
assoc .rdp=RDP.File
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bsharathCommented:
Thanks for the reply....
here is what i get


D:\Users\Sharath>assoc .rdp
.rdp=RDP.File

D:\Users\Sharath>ftype RDP.File
File type 'RDP.File' not found or no open command associated with it.

D:\Users\Sharath>ftype RDP.File=C:\Windows\system32\mstsc.exe "%1"
File type 'RDP.File' not found or no open command associated with it.

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oBdACommented:
That I can't explain at the moment; it might be best to open a new question for it.
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bsharathCommented:
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