I'm trying to get a shortcut for Remote Desktop in my quick launch bar.
I have Remote Desktop client installed, and when I click the shortcut in Start->Accessoiries->Communications, it starts fine, however when I make a copy of that very shortcut and attempt to start it with the new shortcut, I get the error:
Windows is searching for %SystemRoot%\system32\mstsc.exe. [...]
When I go to the system32 folder, I cannot find mstsc.exe and it's not hidden either. A disk-wide search turns op nothing. When I go to properties of the shortcut and press OK, it also complains that "The name '%SystemRoot%\system32\mstsc.exe' in the target box is not valid.
Oddly enough, when I start it from the Accessoiries menu and use Process Explorer to view the command line of the process, it says "C:\WINDOWS\system32\mstsc.exe". When I paste this line in Start->Run, it works but when I paste it in the shortcut, I get the aforementioned errors.
I have another machine with XP 32bit instead of 64 and it works fine there with the same path.
- Where is this 'phantom' mstsc.exe?
- Is it safe to just copy mstsc.exe from the other machine?