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Anyone knows the setting (in registry perhaps) to enlarge the history list of the remote desktop client?

Thanks!

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All signs indicate that the history length isn't a configurable setting. Here's a link to a listing of all the possible registry keys that the RDP client checks as it starts, which would include the history length setting if it existed.

http://benryanau.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!E55F3F5F75B5A7BB!176.entry

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The history list size is capped at 10 entries. The history items are stored in [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default] as entries MRU0 through MRU9. Creating an MRU10 entry will not create an 11th history entry.

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A workaround would be to pin the app to the taskbar then change the jumplist settings to something higher than 10.

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Yes, pinning is useful and can elongate the list of connection, but i think it is available starting with W2K8 only, not sure if it was available in W2K3. Thanks for the thought anyway. –  Tiberiu Feb 19 at 22:32

If you're a heavy user of Remote Desktop, you might check whether Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager works best for you.

I don't know if it has a longer history, but it lets you easily define a large list (or lists) of servers to connect to. It's also handy to keep many sessions open at the same time.

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Thanks, for now I'm saving the connections and putting them into a folder from where I can launch flexibly which i want, though there is mRemoteNG which is also pretty nice as long as you don't have too many connections to manage. –  Tiberiu Feb 19 at 22:29

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