What's MultiDesk & MultiDeskEnforcer ?
MultiDesk is a tabbed remote desktop client (terminal services client).
MultiDeskEnforcer is a service which ensures connections can only be established with correct shared secret.
With MultiDeskEnforcer, hacker cannot RDP to your server even he got your password.
- With MultiDeskEnforcer to provide extra protection
- Only ONE executable file, small, fast (written in C++), green!
- Portable and SSD/flash drive friendly
- New style: status bar and fit window with margin
- Manage remote desktop connections in groups
- Inherit username and password from group properties
- Drag and drop support for moving servers and groups
- Tabbed connections
- Connect to console
- Change connection port
- Import cached MSTSC connections
- Redirect specified drives (Need RDP 6)
- Quick Connect
- Convenient Full Screen resolution switch
- Compatible with multiple monitors
- Support Remote Desktop Gateway
- Support Master Password
- Support Start Program on connection (Removed from MSTSC on Windows 10)
Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services Client) 6.0 or higher
Windows XP/2003/VISTA/2008/2012/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
MultiDesk saves configuration in the same directory with itself. For 64-bit Windows, directory "Program Files (x86)" is not writable, so do not put MultiDesk to this directory.
Enforcer Version: 5.6 Purchase
MultiDesk needs your help to keep alive, please make a donation. Thank you!
There is no minimum amount required, $20, $50, $100... any amount will be appreciated.
You will receive an email with username and password to download the *Donators Version*.
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N.B. Sometimes gmail will think this email is SPAM. Please check your spam folder if you did not receive it.
Groups and Servers
Redirect specified drives
Fit Window with Margin
A status bar and margin will greatly prevent you from being disturbed by local taskbar.
Show/Hide Status Bar
Click system menu and uncheck "Status Bar" to gain bigger workspace.
Right click on window title to choose a server to connect or type the server address.
How to enable Master Password?
A: Click system memu, click 'Change Master Password'.
To disable Master Password, leave it empty.
What to do if I forgot Master Password?
A: You will be unable to use MultiDesk if you don't enter correct Master Password.
To use MultiDesk, you need to remove Master Password.
All saved passwords will be lost. You have to re-enter them.
Run regedit, delete key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MultiDesk
What is "Reconnect in Full Screen mode"?
A: You can press CTRL+ALT+BREAK to switch to Full Scree mode. But the screen resolution won't change. This is a limit of RDP protocol. Click the menu item "Reconnect in Full Screen mode" will disconnect first, then set resolution to full screen and reconnect. It's temporary and won't change your settings.
What's "Insert a copy"?
A: "Insert a copy" will use current selected server as a template when you want to add another server with the same settings.
Why password doesn't work when use it on another computer?
A: The key is stored separately in registry instead of MultiDesk.xml. So if you use MultiDesk on flash disk, your password won't leak if it was lost or get stolen. To use it on another computer, export key from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MultiDesk to a registry file and import it on another computer.
How to enable single instance?
A: Use notepad to open the configuration file MultiDesk.xml, then add the red line to "Settings" section. It's case senstive.
+ Support Start Program on connection (Removed from MSTSC on Windows 10)
+ Support Master Password
+ Added server authentication
+ Added Remote Desktop Gateway
+ Included MultiDeskEnforcer
+ Improved password security
+ Register required
+ Added support to multiple monitors
+ Minor improvements
+ Available to donators only
+ Thanks to: donators
+ Save important changes immediately
+ Fixed configuration file emptied while shutdown system
+ Fixed some bugs
+ Thanks to: many people
+ Middle click on title bar to switch to "Servers"
+ Added a description field for server properties
+ Fixed some bugs
+ Thanks to: Keith Fowler, drag0n, Ing. Radek Andrs, sawyer butterfield, 老唯
+ Double click server will switch to an existing connection
+ Switch to "Servers" tab from system menu
+ Connect with MSTSC
+ Fixed a crash bug on Windows 8 x64
+ Thanks to: Glen Parker, ttl (小驴)
+ Double click tab to connect if disconnected, switch to full screen if connected
+ Fixed a minor bug
+ Upgraded compiler to Visual C++ 2012
+ Thanks to: 老唯, CleverWang, MBV
+ Support click middle mouse button to close tab
+ Support redirect drives that I plug in later
+ Add feature "Connect as different username" while SHIFT key pressed
+ Include MultiDesk 64-bit version to support Terminal Services Easy Print
+ Thanks to: Simon Bureau
+ Fixed a bug of cannot import server with port number
+ Fixed a bug of configuration not saved when reboot or logoff
+ Thanks to: jackbanh, risesunshine
+ Add feature "Reconnect" (avoid typing password when remote server is locked)
+ Thanks to: Zeroes & Ones
+ Support "Network Level Authentication"
+ Support single instance
+ Fixed a bug of "connect group"
+ Some minor changes
+ Thanks to: Fred Huang, Philip Qi, 唯情·酷屋, Robert Myslik
+ Add feature "Reconnect in Full Screen mode"
+ Fixed some minor bugs
+ Thanks to: zgan, risesunshine
+ Add feature "Close tab on log off"
+ Add feature "Quick Connect"
+ Add support to Terminal Services Client AddIn
+ Add support to "Connect to console" on RDP 6.1
+ Fixed some minor bugs
+ Thanks to: Scott House, 唯情·酷屋, qqHu, jzta, 张敬伟, 李颐(Yi.Li)
+ Improved compatibility of importing MSTSC connections
+ Fixed restore window position issue when minimized
+ Fixed redirect specified drive issue on RDP 6.1 or above
+ Thanks to: Roger Chen, LiuFeifei
+ Fixed a bug when importing MSTSC connections
+ Fixed some minor bugs
+ Thanks to: ZhouXH, Fris
+ Add feature "Insert a copy"
+ User can choose to hide or show status bar
+ Group and server tree collapse state will be saved
+ Thanks to: John James, SONG XUE QIANG
+ Fixed Right Win + L key misbehavior issue
+ Add "connect to non-console" to context menu
+ Add support to import cached MSTSC connections
+ Add "connect to console" to context menu
+ Fixed RDP5 support issue
+ Thanks to: cangelzz, dennes.wang, fr3dy
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