How do I create a Remote Desktop shortcut?

To create a Remote Desktop Connection shortcut for a specific PC, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the desktop of your computer.
  2. Select New > Shortcut.
  3. Enter this: mstsc.exe /v:PC-name or mstsc.exe /v:IP.
  4. Click the Next button.
  5. Enter a name for your shortcut and click Finish.

What is RDP shortcut?

mstsc.exe is the built-in client software which allows connecting to a computer via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). It is a special network protocol which allows a user to establish a connection between two computers and access the Desktop of a remote host.

What are the shortcut keys for Windows 8?

50 Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know

Shortcut Description
Windows Key + T Cycle through icons on taskbar (press Enter to launch app)
Windows Key + X Show Advanced Windows Settings Menu
Windows Key + E Launch Windows Explorer Window
Windows Key + Page Down Moves Start screen and apps to secondary monitor on the right

How do I run a Remote Desktop command?

Just open Run from start menu and type mstsc in the text box next to open and press enter. This command mstsc can be used from command line too.

How do I send Ctrl Alt Del to remote desktop?

At the top of the screen, open a menu and select “Send keys.” From the small drop-down menu, select “Ctrl-Alt-Del.” This method even works with Android smartphones, so you can connect to the remote desktop with the phone you use every day.

How do I open shortcuts in Windows 8?

  1. Open the shortcut (double click on it). Then go to File>Save As.
  2. For non-editable documents, like music files, videos, image files, you can right click the shortcut > properties > open file location. You can see the original file of that shortcut highlited in its folder in Explorer.