Remote Desktop Connect Settings
Open Remote Desktop Connection by clicking the Start button, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Remote Desktop Connection.
Before connecting, click Options, and then make the changes you want on the Display, Local Resources, Programs, Experience, and Advanced tabs.
Note: To save these settings for future connections, on the General tab, click Save.
In most cses, the Default Settings for Remote Desktop Connection is appropriate. There may be times when customizing these settings may be needed. The connection settings may then be saved to use as the new default or for special use connections.
Used to enter the computer name for the Remote Computer and User name information
NOTE: for best practices for the security guys, do not click the Allow me to save credentials.
These settings are for the performance between the local and remote computer, how the desktop backgrounds, fonts, or icons look. Over slower connections, this setting can save on screen refresh and animation effects.
Command line syntax for Remote Desktop Connection
Aside from using the RDC GUI, a command line command can be used to start the remote connection.
mstsc [<connection file>] [/v:<server[:port]>] [/admin] [/f[ullscreen]] [/w:<width>] [/h:<height>] [/public] | [/span] [/edit "connection file"] [/migrate] [/?]
Command line parameters for Remote Desktop Connection
Specifies the remote computer that you want to connect to.
If used for administration of a Remote Desktop Session Host server
In this version of Remote Desktop Connection, if the Remote Desktop Session Host role service is installed on the remote computer, running mstsc /admin will do the following (for the current connection only):
• Disable Remote Desktop Services client access licensing
• Disable time zone redirection
• Disable RD Connection Broker redirection
• Disable Remote Desktop Easy Print
/admin also does the following on connections to Windows Server 2008 R2 with the RD Session Host role service installed:
• Disables Plug and Play device redirection for this connection only.
• Changes the remote session theme to Windows Classic View (if it's available) for this connection only.
To connect to a remote computer with the RD Session Host role service installed, follow these steps:
1. Open the Command Prompt window by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Command Prompt, and then, in the list of results, click Command Prompt.
2. Type mstsc /v:server /admin
Other useful switches:
/f - Starts Remote Desktop Connection in full-screen mode.
/w:<width> - Specifies the width of the Remote Desktop Connection window.
/h:<height> - Specifies the height of the Remote Desktop window.
/public - Runs Remote Desktop Connection in public mode.
/span - Matches the remote desktop width and height with the local virtual desktop, spanning across multiple monitors if necessary. To span across monitors, the monitors must be arranged to form a rectangle.
/multimon - Configures the Remote Desktop session monitor layout to be identical to the current client-side configuration.
/edit "connection file" - Opens the specified .rdp connection file for editing.
/migrate - Migrates older connection files that were created with Client Connection Manager to new .rdp connection files.
/? - Lists these parameters.