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    Remote Desktop on W8

    Does anyone know how to alter the settings for this?

    It asked some questions initially, but now I don't seem to be able to choose any settings (.

    What I'd particularly like to do is to revert the experience so that if I press the Win key it uses the appropriate shortcut on the machine I'm connected to rather than on my own machine. There doesn't seem to be anything appropriate in the settings/preferences for Remote Desktop that I can see.

    Less importantly "add a favourite" doesn't appear to do anything, though any connection I make seems to get added by default, and if I try to edit a favourite a sidebar briefly appears from the right labelled "Edit Settings" with a "Use Global Settings" slider set on. It disappears as too quickly for me to use it, though.

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    In Windows XP/Vista/7 Remote Desktop settings are saved in a file called Default.rdp and this is normally found in the root of Documents.

    You could try deleting/renaming this file and then restart Remote Desktop.

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    I had a nightmare with RDP for Windows 8 using MetroUI
    It only allows 1 session at a time an getting the application/settings bar up isn't easy either...

    I wrote a brief blog posts here -> http://www.gattancha.co.uk/wordpress...emote-desktop/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    In Windows XP/Vista/7 Remote Desktop settings are saved in a file called Default.rdp and this is normally found in the root of Documents.

    You could try deleting/renaming this file and then restart Remote Desktop.
    Alas, I couldn't find it - even by searching for "default".

    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    I had a nightmare with RDP for Windows 8 using MetroUI
    It only allows 1 session at a time an getting the application/settings bar up isn't easy either...

    I wrote a brief blog posts here -> Metro UI and Remote Desktop - Gatt's Ramblings
    Cheers! At least there's a way around it. Looks like the rdp tile is going back to the end.

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    Well it is a hidden file if this helps, unless Microsoft have completely changed how Remote Desktop works in Windows 8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Well it is a hidden file if this helps, unless Microsoft have completely changed how Remote Desktop works in Windows 8?
    I was using the MetroUI to get in, so maybe it's in some Metro folder? Once I'd used mstsc.exe there was one created exactly where you said.

    I'll have to see if there's a way of adding a batch file as a Metro tile...
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    Don't know if this is posted elsewhere, but there's an easy-to-follow tutorial on adding your own shortcuts to Metro here.

    Adding a shortcut to mstsc.exe seemed to assign the expected icon automatically. (Plus I now have shutdown/reboot tiles!)

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