Windows – MSTSC or RDP

I can never remember the server the easy command hence the reason why this is on this blog.

log in to the console. From cmd line :

mstsc /v:servername /admin mstsc /v:servername /console

From Microsoft TechNet:

  • To open Remote Desktops, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Remote Desktops.

Using the command line

  1. Open Command Prompt.
  2. Type:mstsc /console.
  3. Remote Desktop Connection will start. Type the computer name or IP address of the computer you want to connect to in the Computer box.
  4. Configure any other desired options, and then click Connect.


  • To open a command prompt, click Start, point to All programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command prompt.
  • To view the complete syntax for this command, at a command prompt, type:mstsc /?





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