.RDP files won't open (remote desktop) after Win10 Anniversary Update Solved

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  1.    03 Aug 2016 #1

    .RDP files won't open (remote desktop) after Win10 Anniversary Update

    After the Windows 10 Anniversary Update was installed on my Windows 10 Pro, .RDP files won't open. Remote Desktop still works if you open it manually and enter in the server info. But my saved .RDP files won't open. Also, right clicking on them and selecting edit also does not work. Nothing happens. I even opened Remote Desktop connection, entered in the server info manually and clicked Save As. That shortcut also won't work. Any ideas on what's wrong? Thanks.
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  2.    03 Aug 2016 #2

    I am having the exact same problem. Also, if you right click on a network computer in File Explorer and click on Connect with Remote Desktop Connection, nothing happens.

    I am glad it is not only me. Experts, please help.
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  3.    03 Aug 2016 #3

    Confirmed as an Upgrade Bug

    I have confirmation that this is an upgrade bug. It does not happen with a fresh install of Windows 10 Anniversary.
    It also broke Maccrium Reflect scheduled tasks (Macrium said at their forum that they are working on a fix), removed numerous features (lock screen disable, for example) and likely broke more than just Remote Desktop. I've restored my backup image and turned on defer upgrades in Windows update advanced settings.. This Anniversary update is not ready. I'll wait 3 months. BTW, Microsoft will likely fix this RDP bug in a subsequent update - I would say within about 30 days.

    SEE Microsoft TechNet Forum Thread: .RDP files wont open (remote desktop) after Win10 Anniversary Update

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  4. Posts : 167
    Windows 10 Ent, Pro & Home
       03 Aug 2016 #4

    Could this be a 3rd party software break for RDP, from the upgrade? My RDP works fine on 4 PCs so far, that I upgraded.
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  5.    03 Aug 2016 #5

    wyldman68 said: View Post
    Could this be a 3rd party software break for RDP, from the upgrade? My RDP works fine on 4 PCs so far, that I upgraded.
    RDP still works, it is just that it does not work from FILE EXPLORER or from clicking on a .rdpfile.
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  6.    03 Aug 2016 #6

    The Only RDP related software I have installed is Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager v2.7
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  7. Posts : 167
    Windows 10 Ent, Pro & Home
       03 Aug 2016 #7

    Have you checked the .rdp for file association? Settings/system/default apps/choose default apps by file type
    .rdp says Remote Desktop Connection on mine
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  8.    03 Aug 2016 #8

    Yes, mine is the same.
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  9.    03 Aug 2016 #9

    Parameter support is also broken, to the point where you can not even do mstsc /?
    See: After windows 10 anniversary update none of my save RDP connections work anymore
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  10. Posts : 167
    Windows 10 Ent, Pro & Home
       03 Aug 2016 #10

    Are you using RSAT tools? Because you need to download and install the version for 1607
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