remote desktop setup

Posted on 2011-10-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
On a win 7 desktop, to create remote desktop connection to a server I need to go to start>all programs>accessories>remote desktop, the icon for remote desktop is not part of the selection,
How do I restore the remote desktop option?
Question by:GadFriedman
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    Expert Comment

    Not sure I understand your question but if so please disregard..

    Do you mean it is no longer on your start menu or taskbar? in that case it is very easy just right click it and choose pin to taskbar or pin to startmenu.
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    Expert Comment

    Create a shortcut in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories
    that points to
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    Expert Comment

    u can use the shortcut :
    1. open the run dialog (Windows+R)
    2. type mstsc
    3 hit enter

    to recreate the shortcut:
    1. open folder "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories"
    2. right click -> New -> Shortcut
    3. Enter location as "%SystemRoot%\system32\mstsc.exe"
    4. Click next
    5. Enter name "Remote Desktop"
    6. Finish

    The remote computer shortcut will now appear.
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    Accepted Solution

    Actually on Windows 7 the shortcut should be placed in  the following location....

    "C:\Users\USERID\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories"


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