The Windows Remote Desktop application is a tool used by administrators to access and use remote computers located on a network or the Internet. Remote Desktop opens a console on the local machine, connects to another computer and remote controls the desktop. To enable and start a Remote Desktop connection, the administrator can use a graphical interface. However, he can also use the DOS command prompt.
Click the Windows Start button and select "Run." Enter "cmd" into the text box displayed and press the "Ok" button. This opens the command prompt.
Enter "mstsc.exe" into the command prompt. This shows you a list of options and syntax for the Remote Desktop software.
Enter "mstsc /v: MyComputer /f" into the command prompt. Replace "MyComputer" with the connection machine. The "/f" switch indicates that you want to enable the software using a full screen.
Tips & Warnings
- When you use the command prompt to enable the Remote Desktop, you are unable to save the settings for future use.
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