By Vivian / Last Updated January 21, 2022

Want to create a Remote Desktop Connection shortcut

“I’m looking for a way to make my remote connection to a specific PC easier. In other words, are there any Remote Desktop shortcut keys or ways to create a Remote Desktop Connection shortcut on Windows 10 desktop? Thanks in advance.”

Two quick ways to create a Remote Desktop Connection shortcut

There's no doubt that the keyboard shortcuts in remote sessions provide many benefits for us.  At the same time, some users of RDP are seeking a way to create a Remote Desktop shortcut to a specific server so that they can realize remote sessions with an easy click. The reason is that inputting the user name and IP address each time when RDP to a Server seems a little bit time-consuming.  In this post, we’ll explore 2 ways to teach you how to create a Remote Desktop Connection shortcut on Windows 11,10, 8, 7...

Way 1. Create an RDC shortcut by saving as a file

Step 1. Search Remote Desktop Connection in the search box and then open it.

Remote Desktop Conenction

Step 2. After entering the IP address and the username, click on Show Options and then tick “Allow me to save credentials”.

Allow Save my Credentials

Step 3. Then, click on the “Save As” button, and you can choose to save on your desktop. Name as PC-240 and select “Save”.

Save As PC 240

Step 4. Return to the desktop, and then double click on the save file. Now enter the password and check “Remember me”. Click on “OK”.

Enter Your Credentials

Step 5. And then the connection is established. Next time, you can connect the remote PC directly with an easy click.

Double Click the Shortcut

Way 2. Create RDC shortcut on the desktop

Step 1. On the desktop, right-click and then select New > Shortcut.

New Shortcut

Step 2. Enter: mstsc.exe /v:PC-name or mstsc.exe /v:IP

Enter the IP Address

Note: Take place of the PC-name or IP to the real username and IP address.

Step 3. Click on the “Next”, and then enter a name like “PC-240”. And then click on “Finish”.

Name the Shortcut

Step 4. Now the shortcut is created successfully. (Double click on it and then you can connect successfully.)

Double Click the Shortcut

A way to realize the quickest remote connection-- AnyViewer

Creating a Remote Desktop Connection shortcut surely bring about super convenience for most of the users. However, in the course of connecting, we may also meet with the RDP problems like RDP can’t connect to the remote computer. For the sake of saving your time, I think the best way to have a remote session is to use third-party free remote access software, AnyViewer.

With AnyViewer, there’s no need for creating a Remote Desktop Connection shortcut completely, because the operation of it is quick and easy enough. You can save the credentials in the Settings, and then you can successfully connect to the remote PC just by clicking the “Connect”. Moreover, it’s worth mentioning that you won’t need to input the username and the IP address and won’t be limited on the same LAN. 

Download Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7
Secure Download

Step 1. Download and install AnyViewer on both 2 computers. On the host PC, click on “Settings > Recipient > Set my security code”, and then type the security code, click on “OK”. Return to the main interface.

Accept Remote Control

Step 2. On the client PC, click on “Setting > Controller > enable “Save the security code”, and then click on “OK”. And then return to the main interface.

Save the Security Code

Step 3. On the client PC, enter the device ID of the host PC in the partner ID box, and then click on “Connect”.

Connect

Step 4. Choose Input security code, and then type the security code, click on OK.

Security Code

Step 5. The connection is successful, and you can have a quick connection by choosing the device ID and clicking “Connect” next time.  

Conclusion

Here we provide 2 top ways like saving files, creating in the desktop to guide you to create a Remote Desktop Connection shortcut on Windows 11, 10... Of course, the most recommended one is to use AnyViewer, which can help you realize the quickest remote connection.