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This article describes how to remove entries from the Remote Desktop Connection Computer box.

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After you use the Remote Desktop Connection tool to make a connection to another computer, the name of the computer to which you connected is added to the Remote Desktop Connection Computer box. This makes it easy for you to quickly select the same computer at a later time. However, the Remote Desktop Connection tool does not provide a way to clear the list of computers or remove one or more entries from the Computer box.

Removing Entries in the Windows Remote Desktop Connection Client

To have us remove all the entries in the Windows Remote Desktop Connection client for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you prefer to fix this problem yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.

Fix it for me



To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix it button or link. In the File Download dialog box, Click Run, and then follow the steps in the Fix it Wizard.


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Notes
  • This Fix it solution will help you remove all the entries in the Windows Remote Desktop Connection client.
  • This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
  • If you are not on the computer that has the problem, save the Fix it solution to a flash drive or a CD and then run it on the computer that has the problem.

Then, go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.



Let me fix it myself

To remove entries from the Remote Desktop Connection Computer box in the Windows Remote Desktop Connection client, start Registry Editor, and then click the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default
Entries appear as MRUnumber, and are visible in the right pane. To delete an entry, right-click it, and then click Delete.

Removing Entries in the Mac Remote Desktop Connection Client

To remove entries from the Remote Desktop Connection Computer box in the Mac Remote Desktop Connection client, delete the Users:Username:Library:Preferences:Microsoft:RDC Client:Recent Servers file.

Notes

The list of all destination connections (including previous connections) are stored in an MRUnumber value in the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default
Every new connection is given the value of MRU0, and the other values are then sequentially moved down in number. The MRU value can contain a Fully Qualified Domain Name or an IP address of the computer to which you connect. For example:
MRU0 REG_SZ 192.168.16.60
MRU1 REG_SZ computer.domain.com

Did this fix the problem?

  • Check whether the problem is fixed. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this section. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support.
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Article ID: 312169 - Last Review: June 1, 2011 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Connection for Macintosh
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