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Remote Desktop Hotlink

Posted on 2008-06-11
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Hello All,

I am curious about something I have seen for a hotlink  rdp://host.domina.com, so I setup a link to try it and it does not work. Is it possible to make a hotlink that starts a RDP session?

Regards,
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Question by:dehmerl
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by:lundholmster
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mstsc.exe /v host.domina.com ?

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by:pbeirne
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You can save your rdp session to a file and then simply d-click the file for future connections.

http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/9c574eb2-9e53-4c7f-8303-4b7ba3c651da1033.mspx?mfr=true

To save your connection settings to a file
1.
 Open Remote Desktop Connection.
 
2.
 Click Options.
 
3.
 Specify the connection settings that you want for this connection, (such as screen size, automatic logon information, and performance options).
 
4.
 On the General tab, click Save As.
 
5.
 Enter a file name for the saved connection file, and then click Save.
 

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" To open Remote Desktop Connection, click Start, point to Programs or All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Communications, and then click Remote Desktop Connection.
 
" Connections are saved as Remote Desktop protocol (.rdp) files. An .rdp file contains all of the information for a connection to a terminal server, including the Options settings that were configured when the file was saved. You can customize any number of .rdp files, including files for connecting to the same server with different settings. For example, you can save a file that connects to MyServer in full screen mode and another file that connects to the same computer in 800×600 screen size. The default connection file, Default.rdp, is stored as a hidden file in My Documents. Connection files that you create are also stored in My Documents, but they are not hidden. To edit an .rdp file and change the connections settings it contains, right-click the file and then click Edit.
 
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by:dehmerl
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ok but on a webpage i saw a link that was rdp://host.com and the bit of blurb around it made it sound like it would kick off remote desktop by clicking the link...
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by:Darr247
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You can hide the actual link in the HTML and make it point to something else besides what the visible link says, of course.

Maybe they meant something like the scheme
file:%userprofile%/Desktop/compname.rdp

Because rdp isn't a valid URI.
See http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1630.txt?number=1630
and http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2396.txt?number=2396

Still, I don't think the .rdp's work via file association straight across the LAN without a terminal server, anyway.
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by:dehmerl
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pbeirne: thanks for that link, that is what I was expecting  out of the box, but as we can see it does not do this.

Darr247: thank you also (even thought I go crossed eyed in reading IETF docs)  as mentioned to pbeirne, I would like it much better if this was an out of the box setup, given that it is not I am going to make changes like that. Our general policy if not to mess with the core of systems if it can be helped  keeps support some what streamed line.

Thanks to both of you on this!!!
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by:Darr247
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Were the author's comments visible to you, pbeirne?
I'm not certain they would be the way they're posted.
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