Sort the Remote Desktops (I mean tsmmc.msc not mstsc.exe) server l


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Guest

I find it increasingly frustrating that there is no simple sort operation
that can be done on the tsmmc.msc (Remote Desktops) server list. I manage
over a hundred servers and find the Remote Desktops tool the easiest way to
connect to a console session, however by design it does not have a means of
sorting the servers list alphabetically. The tsmmc.msc appears to save the
server list in Base64 however I am not a programmer to be able to code a
utility that can sort the list for me... Can anyone here assist?
 
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Vera Noest [MVP]

This has been tried before, and as far as I know, nobody has
succedded yet.
Here's a link to some posts by Alex Angelopoulos, who investigated
the problem a couple of years back:

http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windows.terminal_serv
ices/browse_frm/thread/ead4d4093234009b/b08ef0c91ad9659a?
hl=en#b08ef0c91ad9659a

You could submit this on Microsofts Feedback site:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/community/feedback.mspx

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Vera Noest
MCSE, CCEA, Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
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TP

Not exactly what you want, but an alternative is to
create a folder full of .rdp files set to connect to
the console. That way you could have them
in alpha order.

-TP
 
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Vera Noest [MVP]

John is talking about the Remote Desktops utility from the 2003
AdminPak.
Like John, I love and hate this tool. The main feature is that you
can manage all rdp sessions in a single window, and it connects to
the console by default, but the main disadvantage is what John
describes: no sorting order whatsoever.

_________________________________________________________
Vera Noest
MCSE, CCEA, Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
TS troubleshooting: http://ts.veranoest.net
SQL troubleshooting: http://sql.veranoest.net
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TP

Yes, I know.

I was just suggesting an alternative. Many people are
not aware that you can save a .rdp file to a console
session because there is no "connect to console"
checkbox in the RD client interface.

The other thing is that the RDP Activex is very easy to
work with. It would not be a big deal to write a program
in vb.net that did the same thing as the mmc. Maybe a
few hours work.

-TP
 
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