By Ellie / Last Updated March 7, 2022

Remote Desktop Connection mstsc.exe “Entry Point Not Found”

“I want to use ‘mstsc.exe’ to access Remote Desktop Connection, but only got the ‘Entry Point Not Found’ notification. Why did this happen and how can I solve this?“

In computer programming, a user can execute a program through an entry point. However, you may occasionally get the error message “Entry Point Not Found”, which indicates that your operating system does not have access to this software and hence you cannot launch it.

How to fix mstsc.exe “Entry Point Not Found”

Don’t worry. Here in this part, we provide you with three solutions to fix Remote Desktop Connection mstsc.exe “Entry Point Not Found”.

Method 1. Run the SFC scan

Step 1. Click Start, find Windows System, and expand it. Right-click Command Prompt, select More, and click Run as administrator.

Run the Command Prompt

Step 2. In the Command Prompt window, enter “sfc /scannow” and then press Enter to execute the command.

Run SFC Scan

Step 3. After that, restart the computer. Now check if the Entry Point Not Found issue has been fixed.

Method 2. Perform a System Restore

Step 1. Type "create a restore point" in the Search box and then click Create a restore point.

Create a Restore Point

Step 2. In the System Protection tab, click the System Restore.

System Restore

Step 3. Click Next.

Restore System Files and Settings

Step 4. Select a restore point that you want to revert your system to and click Next. The most recent working restore point is ideal.

Choose Restore Point

Step 5. Click Finish.

Confirm Your Restore Point

Step 6. After the System Restore process is completed, check if the error “Entry Point Not Found” has been fixed.

Method 3. Scan for viruses and malware

Step 1. Press the Win + I to open Windows Settings. Click Update & Security.

Update and Security

Step 2. Navigate here: Windows Defender > Open Windows Defender Security Center > Virus & threat protection. Click Quick scan.

Virus and Threat Protection

Step 3. Check Full scan and click Scan now.

Advanced Full Scan

Step 4. Wait for the scan to complete and then remove the viruses or malware according to the instructions. After this, reboot the computer and check if the error “Entry Point Not Found” has been fixed.

Free Remote Desktop Connection alternative: AnyViewer

When you are unable to open Remote Desktop Connection via mstsc.exe and receive an “Entry Point Not Found” error, you can try the above-mentioned three solutions to fix it. You could also just open Remote Desktop Connection from the Search box.

If you have encountered a lot of problems when using Remote Desktop Connection, for example, mstscax.dll error, you can use an RDP alternative, for example, AnyViewer. According to some user feedback, AnyViewer works really fast and is really stable. Among many other Remote Desktop Connection alternatives, it is the most worthy-trying one.

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Step 1. Download, install, launch AnyViewer on both your home and office computers.

Connect

Step 2. Go to Log in, and then click Sign up. (If you already have signed up on its official website, you can log in directly.)

Log in AnyViewer

Step 3. Fill in the signup information.

Sign Up for AnyViewer

Step 4. Then you can see you successfully logged in to AnyViewer. Your device will automatically be assigned to the account you've logged in to.

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Step 5. Log in to the same AnyViewer account on the two devices, then click Remote control to achieve unattended remote access.

Connect to My Devices

Note: If you upgrade your account to a Professional or Enterprise plan, then you’ll have more rights. You can assign more devices. Also, you can connect to another computer in privacy mode, which means you can black the screen and block the mouse and keyboard of the remote computer.

Pro Edition

Conclusion

This post mainly introduces three methods to fix Remote Desktop Connection mstsc.exe “Entry Point Not Found”. if the problem still exists after trying them, you can try to open Remote Desktop Connection from the Search box or use the free third-party remote desktop software AnyViewer to replace RDP.