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How can i connect to 10+ Machines at the same time through Mstsc entering the user Name and Password automatically.

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Hi,

How can i connect to 10+ Machines at the same time through Mstsc entering the user Name and Password automatically.
I have the machine names in a txt file...
Can have the credentials in a script that can insert each machine name in the mstsc box. Any help with this would be useful. Each time the machine names change...

Regards
Sharath
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by:tbkconsulting
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I am sure this is possible, not thru command line, but maybe thru another scripting language ... personally I'd setup each RDP file with the usernames and passwords already saved and then script opening the shortcuts ... perhaps looking from a simpler point of view (MINE!) may lead you to finding something else that will help you get it done the way you want it done, but in the meantime this is at least a way you can do what you want to do ...
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by:Americom
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Are you trying to remote desktop to 10+ machines in one console? If so, have you tried the "Remote Desktops" that comes with Windows Server 2003 or it also can be downloaded from Microsoft site.
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Yes i have but this is going to change each time . each time the names will change.credentials will be same always...
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by:si_shamil
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You can use mRemote utility.
http://www.mremote.org/wiki/MainPage.ashx
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by:bsharath
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si_shamil

How can i get a file that has the machine names into the console and where can i mention the credentials in one place to get them used from all sessions
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by:si_shamil
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In the connection container select tools -> import/export, you will have several import options. I don't think it will work for plaint txt file.

To set single credentials, go to options -> connections -> and choose credentials for empty Username,Password, domain
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by:hakkekushou
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start>run>mmc.exe>file>add/remove snapin>remote desktops>add...
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I can't figure out how to encrypt the password for my solution you'll need to download the Remote Desktop Password Encryption & Decryption Tool from here:

http://www.remkoweijnen.nl/blog/2007/10/18/how-rdp-passwords-are-encrypted/

When you generated the password we can create the RDP connection file.

Machines.txt
Server1,Domain,Username,SecretPassword
Server2,Domain,Username1,SecretPassword1
Server3,Domain,Username,SecretPassword


FOR /F "tokens=1,2,3,4 delims=," %%a in (machines.txt) do Call :CreateRDPFile %%a %%b %%c %%d
 
GOTO :EOF
 
:CreateRDPFile
echo full address:s:%1>%1.rdp
echo domain:s:%2>>%1.rdp
echo username:s:%3>>%1.rdp
echo password 51:b:%4>>%1.rdp
echo screen mode id:i:2>>%1.rdp
echo desktopwidth:i:1280>>%1.rdp
echo desktopheight:i:1024>>%1.rdp
echo session bpp:i:24>>%1.rdp
echo winposstr:s:2,3,188,8,1062,721>>%1.rdp
echo compression:i:1>>%1.rdp
echo keyboardhook:i:2>>%1.rdp
echo audiomode:i:0>>%1.rdp
echo redirectdrives:i:0>>%1.rdp
echo redirectprinters:i:0>>%1.rdp
echo redirectcomports:i:0>>%1.rdp
echo redirectsmartcards:i:0>>%1.rdp
echo displayconnectionbar:i:1>>%1.rdp
echo autoreconnection enabled:i:1>>%1.rdp
echo alternate shell:s:>>%1.rdp
echo shell working directory:s:>>%1.rdp
echo disable wallpaper:i:1>>%1.rdp
echo disable full window drag:i:1>>%1.rdp
echo disable menu anims:i:1>>%1.rdp
echo disable themes:i:0>>%1.rdp
echo disable cursor setting:i:0>>%1.rdp 
echo bitmapcachepersistenable:i:1>>%1.rdp
 
start mstsc %1.rdp

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by:bsharath
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I get this

[Window Title]
Remote Desktop Connection

[Content]
An error occurred while loading from file Dev-c1.rdp

[OK]

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by:bsharath
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I get this

[Window Title]
Remote Desktop Connection

[Content]
An error occurred while loading from file Dev-c1.rdp

[OK]

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by:AmazingTech
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Did you encrypt you password with RDP Password Hasher by Remko Weihnen?

http://www.remkoweijnen.nl/blog/2007/10/18/how-rdp-passwords-are-encrypted/

Here's my sample machines.txt
machines.txt
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by:bsharath
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Ok AT shall check and let you know....
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by:bsharath
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AT i dont know why the link does not work any more for me to download...
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AT i dont know why the link does not work any more for me to download...
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AT i dont know why the link does not work any more for me to download...
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by:bsharath
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You know what AT. This worked great....
You are a real Genuius.... :-))
This is an Awesome help for me....

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