Thursday, June 03, 2010

Remote Desktop Connection Manager v2.2 (RDCMan)

This is a new tool available for free from Microsoft Download.
This is a ‘must have’.

RDCMan manages multiple remote desktop connections. It is useful for managing server labs where you need regular access to each machine such as automated checkin systems and data centers. It is similar to the built-in MMC Remote Desktops snap-in, but more flexible.

From a click in a tree I can launch a Remote Desktop on any of our servers.

rdcmon-main

There is even a thumbnail view of my connections.

rdcmon-thumbs

You can set all the Remote Desktop Client parameters for each server.

rdcmon-prop

The settings in each tab can be inherited from the parent group. This mains that you can change the settings of all, or a group, of your connections in one place.

rdcmon-logoff

You can log off (or disconnect) all your connections in one click.

All the settings/groups/servers you define are store in a RDG file. You can copy this file to another computer or use it to import a list of servers.

Many thanks to Julian Burger who made this nice little tool.

Download : www.microsoft.com/downloads