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Where is Remote Desktop registered in the registry?

Does anyone know where Microsoft Remote Desktop 5.2 or 6.0 is registered in the registry for Windows XP?
I want to change the name, location, or both of the mstsc.exe file and update the registry for that change.
I have searched the registry for .rdp, Remote Desktop, and mstsc.exe but have not found anything specific to app name or location.
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romatlo
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romatlo
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KCTSCommented:
Why?
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redcap2Commented:
Try:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStatiosn\RDP-Tcp

Or thereabouts :)

This is where I go when I need to change the port number that RD runs on - hopefully this helps!
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matrixnzCommented:
Actually you don't need to do anything in registry, just delete/move mstsc.exe from %windir%\system32\dllcache and then rename %windir%\system32\mstsc.exe or move it where ever you like it will still work.

Cheers
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romatloAuthor Commented:
I have a corporate sponsored Remote Connection Client that is a "wrapper" around Microsoft Remote Deskop that has capability to log usage (and other features) to a server.  
This program depends on the functionality of MSRDP so it must not be disabled.  It checks the MSRDP registry registration for the appropriate file name to run MSRDP.

I want to some how not allow users to access and run Remote Desktop directly and bypass the corporate remote connection client.
Some suggestions are remove the deskop/start menu icons, remove Start/Run (so can't type mstsc.exe).  

I am just wondering if there is a way actually rename the mstsc.exe and change the registry registration to point to the new name, so that the user could not run the mstsc.exe.
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matrixnzCommented:
One thing to note about my post is that you must make these changes quite quickly as Windows File Protection will replace the file.  You could use a batch something like

DEL %WINDIR%\System32\DllCache\mstsc.exe /Q
Ren %WINDIR%\System32\mstsc.exe remote.exe

Cheers
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