How to Run the Remote Desktop in MS-DOS

By Margaret Worthington

The MS-DOS Command Prompt is a command-line application that runs within the Windows operating system. This utility lets you run programs by typing in their names, instead of using a graphical user interface. If you want to launch the Remote Desktop program from within the MS-DOS utility, you can do so if you know the name of the program and what parameters you need to use when launching it.

Step 1

Open your Start Menu and click "All Programs" then select the "Accessories" folder.

Step 2

Look for a program named "Command Prompt" and click it.

Step 3

Type "mstsc /v:server_name" in the window and press "Enter," "server_name" being the name of the remote computer you are connecting to.

Step 4

Type in your username and password, then click "OK" to log in to the remote machine.

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