RDCMan – Remote Desktop Console Manager

Tom Shinder told me about this one today while at Teched.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4603c621-6de7-4ccb-9f51-d53dc7e48047

In the Help About I found the author: Julian Burger, Microsoft Visual C++ Development (Source: http://aosd.net/2005/demos/d15.php?print=1 )

Started playing with it and i like it a lot. Way more advanced than the MMC snap-in. Still figuring it all out but only strange thing is that when you close it maximized it doesn’t remember that setting…humm….oh well…

Not many folks talking about it but found this one:

Great RDP Manager from Microsoft (Source: http://plates55.com/ I couldn’t link to it so just copied it here…)

Last week I noticed a unusual download at Microsoft.com called RDCman, it turned out to be a RDP manager.

I downloaded it and it does all what I want in a great RDP tool!

It supports import of server lists, it support grouping and sub grouping, you can set configurations and passwords per group. You can auto hide to connections list so you leverage all the real estate possible while the screen stays embedded.

You can connect using alternate credentials with console option on or off.

If your servers are numbered you can also create a general name of you servers with variable with numbers. Al great features if you need to manage many servers.

Oh and it is free too!

The strange thing is that it was version 2.2 and I never seen it before, als the about screen says nothing about Microsoft, just the author: Julian Burger. I assume this has been an internal tool for a while and now shared to the rest of the world. Thanks Julian!

Official description:

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

Download details RDCMan

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