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I would like to enable the remote desktop recent connection list. In Windows 7 this is referred to as a "jump list". I seen many Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop icons work. You can right click on the taskbar button and get a recent list of all known connections.

However on my new machine this does not work. How do you enable this feature?

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Do other programs Jump list work correctly or is it isolated on Windows RDP? You could start by checking whether Jump List is enabled by right-clicking taskbar -> Properties then switch to Jump List tab. – Arya S. Aug 25 '13 at 5:34
I forget this issue still was unanswered. I had figure it out and it's like Arya S. had said in another comment. I had disabled the Jump List. – Bobby Cannon Aug 26 '13 at 18:06

Information from threads on Technet's support forum point to this being a conflict with installed shell extensions. They suggest installing to disable any third-party addons, and then try restarting to see if it gets fixed.

Failing that, you can cut all your data from these paths:

  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations
  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations

Then unpin the programs and restart Explorer.

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I figure out the issue. The issue was that I had turned off "Store Recently Opened Programs" and "Store and display recently opened items in Jump List". If you disable these then the remote desktop history will turn off. It's a no brainer but I did not put the two together.

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