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I remote desktop from my home pc to my work pc. When on my work pc I often have to remote desktop from it to a web server. This expands in the whole the screen which means if I have to return the my work pc I must close down the remote desktop session in web server. The only way for security reasons I can access the web server is through work pc. Is there any way to minimize a remote desktop session (web server) and not having to close it?

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Do you have the latest remote desktop client installed on your work PC? You should be seeing a bar at the top o the screen that will allow you to minimize the second connection. – Zoredache Jan 29 '11 at 0:33
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We often use Remote Desktop Connection Manager for managing our multiple RDP sessions. It supports many of the features of Terminals and is free.

I hope that this helps.

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+1 I LOVE RDCMan - the ability to arbitrarily group servers is brilliant, especially if you have servers at multiple sites. – Ben Pilbrow Jan 29 '11 at 0:18

Using windows RDP client, the pinned toolbars at the top of the screen are covering each other so you can't see the toolbar on the web server. Two options I can think of:

  1. Unpin the tool bar that appears in your work PC RDP session. This will make the tool bar auto-hide, exposing the toolbar of the web server
  2. Before opening the RDP session to the web server, go to Options >> Display section of the RDP client and force the web server RDP session to open in a smaller window.
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You didn't mention your operating system. If you are on Windows and have the ability to install software on your work system, you might find the Terminals application useful ( Among other features, it has a tabbed interface for remote sessions. We use it quite a bit for exactly the situations you describe.

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No not really, VPN to work computer then directly RDP to server? I am not sure but it sounds like the title bar is going away, click the thumb tac and it will stay up.

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