Saturday, August 11, 2007

Remove Remote Desktop IP Entries on Public Computer

I was teaching a class y'day when I saw trainee was search desparately to remove the remote desktop entry on his PC after he had successfully connected to his home PC. He was obviously worried that some other user may find the entry and start trying to establish a connection to his home PC. The moral of the story so far... don't use remote desktop from a public PC!!

Anyway the MSDN site proved as valuable as ever turning up this:
How to Remove Entries from the Remote Desktop Connection Computer Box

To remove entries from the Remote Desktop Connection Computer box in the Windows Remote Desktop Connection client, start Registry Editor, and then click the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default
Entries appear as MRUnumber, and are visible in the right pane. To delete an entry, right-click it, and then click Delete.

All have now vanished ... except for ONE; the default that you find as soon as you open Remote Desktop. After numerous reboots, logging off and on... the answer was easy... Go to my documents and remove the Default.rdp file. It's a hidden file so you won't see it unless you go to Tools->Folder Options-> View -> Show Hidden files and folders :)

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