Remote Desktop Connection shortcut does not appear on START menu and Remote tab does not appear on System Properties after upgrade from Windows 2000 with IIS (IIS 6.0)
Although the Start menu shortcut and the Remote tab have not been installed, the Remote Desktop Connection application itself is installed. The user interface elements may be hidden if the permissions on the \Inetpub directory or the \Inetpub\Adminscripts directory deny full control to the Local System account.
There are several ways to address this issue.
Work around the issue by running Remote Desktop Connection from the command line.
Restore the Remote tab on the System Properties page.
Restore the Start menu shortcut.
To run Remote Desktop Connection from the command line
Click Start and then click Run.
In the Open box, type
To restore the Remote tab on the System Properties page
In Windows Explorer, right-click %windir%\System32\remotepg.dll, and then click Open With.
Click Open With, click Select the program from a list, and then click OK.
Click Browse, navigate to %windir%\System32\regsvr32.exe, and select this file.
Click Open, click OK, and then click OK again.
To restore the Start menu shortcut for Remote Desktop Connection
In Windows Explorer, right-click \Inetpub\Adminscripts and then click Sharing and Security.
On the Security tab, click Add, type