If you’re using Windows 8 Developer Preview, you will have noticed that the bundled Remote Desktop Client does not play so well with older machines (Windows 7 and below).
If, like me, you are a constant user of the Remote Desktop Client (a.k.a mstsc, and.a.k.a. Microsoft Terminal Services Client), this can be quite a problem.
Luckily the older remote desktop client is still very alive and kicking in Windows 8 Developer Preview.
- You can either navigate to C:\Windows\system32 and locate mstsc… and of course just fire it away
- Or you can run it from your run dialog (WIN+R) as C:\Windows\system32\mstsc.exe
- Or, you can call up your new fancy Metro-Style start menu (or legacy one if you’ve disabled metro), type mstsc, and voilà, it just pops up