In this post, we will see how to create a desktop shortcut to open the Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 11/10/8/7. The Remote Desktop Connection Protocol in Windows provides a graphical interface to the user, when he connects his or her computer to another computer over a network connection, using the Remote Desktop Connection client software.
Create a Remote Desktop Connection shortcut
To create a Remote Desktop Connection shortcut, follow these steps:
- Type remote in the Taskbar search box.
- Click on the individual search result.
- Click the Show Options button.
- Click the Save As button.
- Choose a location where you want to save the shortcut.
- Enter a name and click the Save button.
To learn more about these steps, continue reading.
At first, you need to open the Remote Desktop Connection window on your computer. For that, type remote in the Windows 11/10 taskbar search box and click on Remote Desktop Connection, Desktop app which appears in the result, to open it.
You will have to ensure that the Computer, User name, etc, fields are filled in correctly under the General tab. If you cannot find these options, click on the Show options button.
You will see Connection settings appear. Here you can save the current connection settings to an RDP file or open a saved connection.
Click on Save As and choose the location where you want to save the shortcut, and click on Save. Now if you click on the shortcut, you will see the Remote Desktop Connection client software window open.
Creating a desktop shortcut to open RDP, will let you access the connection easily. The shortcut will be created and saved to the location you chose.
If in the future, you wish to edit its settings, you may do so by right-clicking on the shortcut icon and selecting Edit from the context menu.
How to create Remote Desktop Connection shortcut for specific PC
To create a Remote Desktop Connection shortcut for a specific PC, follow these steps:
- Right-click on the desktop of your computer.
- Select New > Shortcut.
- Enter this: mstsc.exe /v:PC-name or mstsc.exe /v:IP
- Click the Next button.
- Enter a name for your shortcut and click Finish.
Keep reading to know more.
First, you need to right-click on the desktop of your computer. From the right-click context menu, select the New > Shortcut option.
Then, enter this:
Don’t forget to replace the PC-name or IP with the original name or IP address.
Then, click the Next button and enter a name for your shortcut. Once done, click the Finish button.
How do I create a remote desktop shortcut in Windows 11/10?
To create a remote desktop shortcut in Windows 11/10, you first need to open the Remote Desktop Connections window. For that, you can use the Taskbar search box. After that, click the Save As button, choose a location where you want to save the shortcut, and click the Save button. Alternatively, you can use the New > Shortcut option to create a Remote Desktop Connection shortcut for a specific PC.
Read next: Command Line Parameters for Remote Desktop Connections.