Display the connection bar in full-screen mode

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To display the connection bar in full-screen mode

  1. In the Remote Desktop Connection window, click Options.

  2. On the Display tab, check the Display the connection bar when in full screen mode box.

  3. Click Connect.


  • To open Remote Desktop Connection, click Start, point to Programs or All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Communications, and then click Remote Desktop Connection.

  • For the first five seconds of a remote connection, the connection bar is displayed so you can verify that you are connected to the correct remote computer. This occurs even though you have chosen not to display the connection bar.

  • When you click Connect, the information you have entered in Options becomes the default setting for all Remote Desktop connections and is saved in a file called Default.rdp. To create connections with different or connection-specific options, see Save your connection settings to a file.

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Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.