Open Remote Desktop (RDP) from command line and connect local resources

rdesktop -a24 -uAdministrator -pPassword -r clipboard:CLIPBOARD -r disk:share=~/share -z -g 1280x900 -0 $@ &
The above command will open a Remote Desktop connection from command line, authenticate using default username and password (great for virtual machines; in the exampe above it's administrator:password), create a shared folder between your machine and the other machine and configure resolution to best fit your desktop (I don't like full screen because it make the desktop panels to disappear). The command will run in the background, and expect to receive parameters. You should enter hostname or IP address as a parameter to the command, and can also override the defaults parameters with your own.

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By: tomer
2010-03-08 11:51:58

What Others Think

thanx so much for the " -r disk" part ;-)
oernii2 · 453 weeks and 2 days ago
Can't seem to have neither '-r disk' nor '-r clipboard' working on version 1.6.0 :o(
mariusbutuc · 440 weeks and 1 day ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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