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One of our remote desktop client users likes to have the title bar always displayed. She used to be able to click the "tack" and pin the title bar down. However, the system is no longer remembering that setting. She has to pin the title bar each time she launches an RDP session. Is there a way to save that setting or alter the default behavior?

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Is this related to a specific version of the client? – Zoredache Sep 3 '09 at 23:35
Yes, I would try updating the RDP client to latest version. – dubRun Sep 4 '09 at 0:52

Not sure of my answer is what you are looking for but...

In the RDP connection options, in Display Tab, there is, at the bottom, the option:

Display the connection bar when in full screen mode.

And save it on your desktop.

I hope that helped!


P.S. I would also update for the latest release of the RDP client.

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The "Display the connection bar when in full screen mode" is checked but the bar still hides. I'm trying to find out which version of RDP client the user has but I'm not sure how to display the version number. mstsc doesn't provide any clues. – Andrew S Sep 8 '09 at 15:30
In previous version of Remote desktop client, if you check "Display the connection bar when in full screen mode", it will stay on top after you established connection. In Ver 6.0, if this is checked, the connection bar starts in "auto hide" mode. You can push pushpin on left side of connection bar, and it will disable "auto hide" (bar will not go away). You can also set this key as this: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal server Client "PinConnectionBar"=dword:00000001 – r0ca Sep 9 '09 at 15:18

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal server Client "PinConnectionBar"=dword:00000001 works great. Add it on the machine initiating thje session, not the one you are connecting to.

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