MultiDesk

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.

Features

Requires

Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services Client) 6.0 or higher (optional)
Windows XP/2003/VISTA/2008/2012/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10

Known Issues

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.

Learn more about MultiDeskEnforcer

Latest Version: 3.16 Download Help

MD5: a42cf10cc416c703b08501686562d797
SHA1: d92680f3e6ec6048e634439ce441d09fb4d947fe

Donators Version: 5.4 Download Help

MD5: fd6424ae4ebe2aaa56ae7967b077eaf3
SHA1: e0013f561baf77b90d1295659f7406cd0cee05c1

Enforcer Version: 5.4 Purchase

MD5: b66a611f60ec52cf7d478810ae136ead
SHA1: b27bdc86a0a0800de256f3d40b5bd16498476d54

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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Screenshot

Groups and Servers

Groups and Servers

Redirect specified drives

Redirect specified drives

Fit Window

Fit Window

Fit Window with Margin
A status bar and margin will greatly prevent you from being disturbed by local taskbar.

Fit Window with Margin

Show/Hide Status Bar
Click system menu and uncheck "Status Bar" to gain bigger workspace.

Hide Status Bar

Quick Connect
Right click on window title to choose a server to connect or type the server address.

Quick Connect

FAQ

  1. How to enable Master Password?
    A: Click system memu, click 'Change Master Password'.
    To disable Master Password, leave it empty.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.
    <Settings>
        <SingleInstance>1</SingleInstance>
    </Settings>

Changelog

Version 5.4
2015-09-19
+ Support Master Password

Version 5.2
2015-08-18
+ Added server authentication
+ Added Remote Desktop Gateway

Version 5.0
2015-07-30
+ Included MultiDeskEnforcer
+ Improved password security
+ Register required

Version 4.0
2015-07-09
+ Added support to multiple monitors
+ Minor improvements
+ Available to donators only
+ Thanks to: donators

Version 3.16
2015-03-16
+ Save important changes immediately
+ Fixed configuration file emptied while shutdown system
+ Fixed some bugs
+ Thanks to: many people

Version 3.14
2014-03-14
+ 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

Version 3.0
2013-05-27
+ 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)

Version 2.8
2013-04-16
+ 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

Version 2.6
2012-05-10
+ 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

Version 2.4.4.170
2012-02-09
+ Include MultiDesk 64-bit version to support Terminal Services Easy Print
+ Thanks to: Simon Bureau

Version 2.4.4
2012-01-02
+ 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

Version 2.4.2
2011-10-14
+ Add feature "Reconnect" (avoid typing password when remote server is locked)
+ Thanks to: Zeroes & Ones

Version 2.4
2011-04-01
+ 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

Version 2.2
2011-03-01
+ Add feature "Reconnect in Full Screen mode"
+ Fixed some minor bugs
+ Thanks to: zgan, risesunshine

Version 2.0
2011-01-06
+ 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)

Version 1.0.8
2010-12-03
+ 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

Version 1.0.7
2010-11-12
+ Fixed a bug when importing MSTSC connections
+ Fixed some minor bugs
+ Thanks to: ZhouXH, Fris

Version 1.0.6
2010-11-09
+ 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

Version 1.0.5
+ Fixed Right Win + L key misbehavior issue
+ Add "connect to non-console" to context menu

Version 1.0.4
+ 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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