Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

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


share|improve this question

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.!E55F3F5F75B5A7BB!176.entry

share|improve this answer

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.

share|improve this answer

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

share|improve this answer
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 '15 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.

share|improve this answer
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 '15 at 22:29

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.