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    Taking control of Remote Desktop

    I'm trying to write an application that will allow my users to click on a button and have Remote Desktop automatically launch and login properly. Remote Desktop is only one of the many applications that I want to be able to do this with and for the other applications, I found the Window that I wanted, and called User32.FindWindowEx in the JNA library to get textfields and buttons to fill in and click. Remote Desktop though is different, it has a "button" that I need to click on in order to get the correct fields to show up, but the button itself doesn't seem to have a HWND.

    I've tried just clicking on the parent window at (120, 120) but that didn't work either.

    Does anyone have any advice on how to do this?

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    Re: Taking control of Remote Desktop

    Probably a better way is to create and RDP file with the password in it and then use mstsc.exe to invoke it. The remote window will then open without Username and password prompt.

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    Re: Taking control of Remote Desktop

    Note the password is stored encrypted using something like cryptRDP5 and that an RDP file needs to be digitally signed using rdpsign.

    See https://superuser.com/questions/1396.../140322#140322
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