Announcing RDPDesk v3.2 Professional Edition
RD Connection Manager 3.2, Professional Edition, has been released after months of development. It is targeted primarily for network and system administrators who manage Microsoft-based networks.
RD Connection Manager 3.2 has fixes of a few bugs and added new features and enhancements to manage remote connections more efficiently than ever. One of the major changes that differentiate this version from OpenSource Edition is the integration with Active Directory domains. The integration allows users in one domain to access resources in another. You can search network for RDP-servers and remotely allow RDP-access even if RDP is not launched on another computer.
RDPDesk Professional Edition has automatic search tool that quickly finds VNC and ICA servers in the network.
Please review the new functionality below:
- For the users that used RD Connection Manager before the interface will look very familiar:
The most useful functions can be accessed quickly and easily through tool bar and connection panel. ”AD extensions” menu have been added to the new version.
When starting network scanning, the following window with search results will appear:
Select stations to add to specific group. When selecting “Request list of terminal servers”, it will activate the ActiveDirectory domain to find terminal servers in the domain. For all other scanning types, it will use scanning computer ports in your network.
- Another interesting function is switching the RDP-access to remote computer using the domain.
When requesting RDP-connection to a remote computer where no remote input is enabled, a message “Impossible to establish connection” pops up. But, if ”Use AD extensions” option for the connection properties is selected, RD Connection Manager will start RDP-access on the remote computer via ActiveDirectory domain! That means that if you’re the domain administrator, you don’t have to call to a customer and give him an explanation how to enable remote access to his computer. All you have to do – is to select the ”Use AD extensions” check box – RDPDesk will do the rest.