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Hi, Can anyone suggest a proper way to create a Remote Desktop Connection with the server name on users' desktops through Group Policy? Thanks.

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A Microsoft app that connects remotely to computers and to virtual apps and desktops.
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  1. Azar 14,290 Reputation points

    Hey create share

    Great question thanks for posting on QandA platform.

    try following the below steps

    Create a Remote Desktop Connection Shortcut: Right-click on the desktop or in any folder.

    Choose "New" and then "Shortcut."

    In the location field, enter mstsc.exe.

    Click "Next."

    Enter a name for the shortcut

    Click "Finish."

    • Once you've created the shortcut, copy it to a shared folder accessible by all users.

    Configure Group Policy: Open the Group Policy Management Console (gpmc.msc).

    Navigate to the appropriate Organizational Unit (OU) or domain where you want to apply the Group Policy.

    Create a new Group Policy Object (GPO) or edit an existing one.

    Navigate to User Configuration -> Preferences -> Windows Settings -> Shortcuts.

    Right-click on "Shortcuts" and select "New -> Shortcut."

    In the "Action" dropdown, choose "Create."

    In the "Target Path," enter the UNC path to the shared folder where you placed the shortcut (e.g., \\server\share\RemoteDesktop.lnk).

    Configure other settings as desired (e.g., "Common" tab for targeting specific users/groups).

    Click "OK" to create the shortcut through Group Policy.

    If this helps kindly accept the answer thanks much.