Run 32-bit Remote Desktop (RDP) on Windows 64-bit

  • ¬†Create a .bat file with the following three lines:

@echo off

set WinDir=

start C:\Windows\SysWow64\mstsc.exe


  • The environment variable WinDir will only be deleted locally and temporarily, for the session that starts mstsc.exe and not for the entire system.
  • This prevents the 32-bit version from finding the 64-bit version and starting it, which is what would happen otherwise.


  • To use the 32-bit version of mstsc.exe with TS RemoteApps, do the following:
  1. Backup the original file:
  2. Replace it with: