Add an RDP (session) entry

RDP (Microsoft Remote Desktop) and other tools that open remote connections are saved as Session entries in Remote Desktop Manager. The entries store information about the host, credentials, local resources, and VPN, so users can open a session with one click. You can also set permissions, configure security settings and customize logs.

Create an RDP session

Here are the basics to get you started:

  1. On the Edit tab, click New entry.
  2. Choose RDP (Microsoft Remote Desktop).
  3. Enter a name for the session.
  4. Choose a Display mode, the most common are:
    • Embedded (tabbed) opens a new tab in Remote Desktop Manager.
    • External opens in the external application.
  5. Choose the credentials to use.
    • To use credentials you have saved as a separate entry, choose Credential repository and select the entry from the list.
    • Select Default if you want to enter the credentials directly in the entry.
  6. Enter the Host address.

Open an RDP session

Click Open session on the Home tab or in the Dashboard.

You can open more than one session at once. With embedded sessions, you can switch between the tabs or monitor connections simultaneously: use thumbnail view or rearrange open sessions with split screen.