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I am missing the Remote Desktop Connection program icon that normally lives in menu Start -> Accessories -> Communication. I know it's installed though. What is the actual file name for that program?

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You're looking for

mstsc.exe
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Awesome. Thanks! D –  Dana Sep 17 '09 at 17:42

If you want to console into the machine, use

MSTSC /console 

or

MSTSC /Admin 

depending on what version of Remote Desktop Connection you have installed.

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A Windows update (or SP) moved it to (I believe) just the Accessories folder and it has a new icon.

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Yes, you are correct. It could be from Windows XP SP2 to Windows XP SP3 (but I only have one datapoint). –  Peter Mortensen Dec 10 '13 at 21:30
    
I can confirm that I have RDC in Windows XP SP2. However, I do remember that it was also a non-default application. It had to be specifically installed by the Add new components wizard, using the installation disk. –  Doktoro Reichard Dec 10 '13 at 22:08

Type mstsc in the run prompt (Windows key + R).

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