Command line arguments

Remote Desktop Manager can be launched using a command line.

Some features are only available in the Team Edition. Remote Desktop Manager also offers a Web Protocol Handler.

Retrieve ID and create an executable

It is possible to get the IDs of a database, data source, entry, and vault as well as a Command Line. Follow the steps below to view this information in a single location:

  1. Right-click on the entry whose information you want to obtain, then go to Properties.
  2. Click on Entry Information in the Common section of the menu. You will find the ID information and the Command Line in the IDs section.
  3. A command line can be created using information displayed in this window. Otherwise, you can simply copy the Command Line provided by Remote Desktop Manager using the Copy button.
  4. All that remains is to paste your command line into the Windows Command Prompt and press Enter to create an executable according to your parameters.

Retrieve a data source ID

The ID of a data source can be retrieved with other identifiers by following the steps in the previous section. Here is another way to get only data source IDs:

  1. Go to File – Data Sources Alternatively, you can click on the ellipsis next to your data source name in your Navigation pane.
  2. Select the data source of your choice in the bottom section, then click on the Edit Data Source icon.
    The ID of the chosen data source will be at the bottom of the window. You can copy it by clicking on it.

Usage: RemoteDesktopManager.exe parameters

Parameters Description
{filename [.rdm,.rdp]} Open in embedded or external mode the connection from file name.
/Silent Execute the application minimized in a system tray icon. This option cannot be combined with other parameters.
/Database: Specify the data base ID.
/Datasource: Specify the data source ID.
/Session:{session ID};{session ID}...
Specify one or more session IDs.
/ChangePassword: Change the session password. Only available for Remote Desktop sessions and embedded passwords. The data source ID and the session ID are required.
/RegisterUser:"{registration user}" Change the Remote Desktop Manager registration name. The value must be in double quotes.
/RegisterSerial:"{serial number}" Change the Remote Desktop Manager serial number. The value must be in double quotes.
/Template:{template ID}
/Host:{host name}
Open the template ID with the specified host name and an optional username/password. The template ID is the Session ID of the template.
/Profiler Starts the profiler at start of application. Good for profiling the start process.
/Title:"{title}" Specify a tab title when using an embedded session.
/Filter: Execute the application with the filter filled with a parameter.
/TabPage: Dashboard The Dashboard is selected at startup of the application.


Example #1 - Open a template and connect to a host RemoteDesktopManager.exe /DataSource:178c2fda-dab4-4f41-98df-6e3205c0a011 /Template:a666b21b-1479-4eee-b482-0a3d561d2411 /Host:Windjammer-PC1

Example #2 - Open a session RemoteDesktopManager.exe /DataSource:178c2fda-dab4-4f41-98df-6e3205c0a011 /Session:474bcbcf-d507-435b-8c0a-a9e868781910

Example #3 - Register the application RemoteDesktopManager.exe /RegisterUser:"First name, Last name" /RegisterSerial:"xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx"

Example #4 - Start Remote Desktop Manager with the profiler RemoteDesktopManager.exe /Profiler

Example #5 - Set a passphrase on the Database RemoteDesktopManager64.exe /Database:B26638B2-7957-466C-192B-6621DA12179A /SecurityProviderPassphrase:Password