Create Shortcut
(or how to get to a remote server or virtual machine easier)

1.  Right-click on the desktop and select New -> Shortcut
2.  Where it says [Type the location of the item], copy and paste this:
mstsc.exe /v:XXX
...where XXX = the computer name. 
For example:
mstsc.exe /v:ts4.dopm.uab.edu
or
mstsc.exe /v:138.26.163.70
3.  Where it says [Type a name for this shortcut] type whatever you want to call it, for example “Shortcut to __ Server”

So then next time you need to go there, you can simply double-click on the shortcut.


Optional

Add a space and then /F at the end.
For example:
mstsc.exe /v:ts4.dopm.uab.edu /F
That will force it to open up in the full screen.


How to find computer name

..

mstsc.exe /v:ts.dopm.uab.edu /F