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ArunavaDey-2302 asked southpacific-it answered

What is the new alternative for RDMAN 2.7 on Windows 10?

As per the article discussed here:-
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ie/en-US/0868507a-1022-40f2-bdb6-04fbd1987423/remote-desktop-snapins-missing?forum=win10itpronetworking

The Alternative for Remote Desktop Snap in in mmc from W2k8 onwards was RDMAN 2.7. However, looks like MS has now disabled that due to a security flaw in May this year. So what's the new alternative then? I'm mostly looking for a solution which is applicable for Windows 10 Machines.

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Hi,

Have you checked if the answer helps?

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Eleven

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If no, please accept the helpful reply as answer, so that others could easily search for the answer for the similar question.

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Eleven

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mRemoteNG is the closest free app I've found, but there are other free and paid options available.

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TKujala answered

Hi @ArunavaDey-2302,

You are right. Remote Destop Connection Manager 2.7 is no longer supported.

Microsoft recommends to MSTSC or universal Remote Desktop client instead of RDMan in Windows 10.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4512838/use-mstsc-or-universal-remote-desktop-client-instead-of-rdman

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ElevenYu-MSFT answered KgstrmMattias-3890 published

Hi,

Now, the only alternative is Remote Desktop client.

Remote Desktop Clients
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/clients/remote-desktop-clients

But you can still use RDCMAN 2.7 if you do not have much concern on the security flaw. And we can share the application installation link for your if you want.

Meanwhile, if you hope there are same functions as RDCMAN 2.7 in Remote Desktop Clients, you can post your suggestions using below link.

Feedback for Microsoft Remote Desktop Clients
https://remotedesktop.uservoice.com/


Hope the information helps.

Best regards,
Eleven

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"alternative is Remote Desktop client."

That is a non answer to OPs question. RDCMan, the keyword being MANAGER, has a very easy-to-use interface for managing and logging into multiple RDS hosts, as multiple users, etc. These features are non-existent in MSTSC and the RD App and to suggest these as an alternative is just wrong and misleading.

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But you can still use RDCMAN 2.7 if you do not have much concern on the security flaw. And we can share the application installation link for your if you want.

@ElevenYu-MSFT Could you do it please?

Not able to find a link to installer anywhere, and RDCMan hasn't been released yet as part of sys internals.

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yes please share the link.

just normal mstsc is not an alternative

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LeonLaude answered

Hi @ArunavaDey-2302,

Microsoft just released a new version of Remote Desktop Connection Manager, version 2.8:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/rdcman


If the reply was helpful please don't forget to upvote and/or accept as answer, thank you!


Best regards,
Leon

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I have been using the sysinternals version for a few days. I used previous RDG files and updated passwords as necessary. I am finding that it tends to freeze and needs to be terminated using task manager.

Any input appreciated.

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