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Renaming RDP Sessions

Hello Experts,


Can someone please let me know if its possible to rename the RDP sessions shown in my startup?

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I'm running Windows 7

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Mohammed Khawaja

There are different ways of doing it:

1.  Create a folder, inside the folder, create your RDP sessions and save it as xxxx.rdp where xxxx is the desired name
2.  Download something like Terminals from Codeplex.com (use 3.5 and 3.6 as it is buggy.  You could create all your sessions inside the application
3.  Download Remote Desktop Manager from Microsoft
cpatte7372

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Mohammed,

I really dont get what you're suggesting ... surely it can't be that complicated...??
Mohammed Khawaja

What I was suggesting was an application that you could manage your connections.  When you just click on Start, Run and make a connection, it is not saved as a session anywhere, it just remembers the last commands unless the user had saved each as a session.  If you would like to name the connection with friendly name (i.e. "Andromeda - UK"), then you need to save them as sessions and have a way of managing the connections, hence, something like Terminals or RD Manager.
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David Johnson, CD

they are .rdp files and can be renamed it won't affect the contents of the file which is important. the newer ones will not be in your recent files list though until the older ones get overwritten
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Hello David,

I did a search for the *.rdp and I could only find one file (which is the application). I couldn't see all of my other sessions as shown in my image above.
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Hi Mohammed,

I now get what you're suggesting. However, there must be a simpler way of achieving my request - similar to what David Johnson is suggesting...
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I just want to rename the .rdp as David suggests, but can't see where I can do just that
David Johnson, CD

the files may be in your temp folder cd %temp%  

you cannot rename a recent document.. put your mouse over the file in question right click and open file location. if it is in your %temp% directory copy/sendto your documents.
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Hi David,

I couldn't find the file any where on the PC...
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Sorry, the only file I could find is 'Default.rdp'
Mohammed Khawaja

You wouldn't find a file if you ran mstsc and made a connection as they would be created under "Remote desktop connections" as they are just entries in the registry under HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default

mstsc-recent.png
What you need to is either use an application I mentioned above or run mstsc.exe, fill in the required information, expand more options and then click on save as.

mstsc.pngmstsc-more-options.png
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But Mohammed, your suggestion means the session is recognized by its IP address and that is what I'm trying to avoid
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Cheers