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June 17, 2010

RDPDesk Releases New Version of RD Connection manager

RDPDesk has released the new version of its RD Connection manager, claiming that administrators will now be able to remotely manage multiple servers and desktops more easily.
A free open source Remote Desktop management solution licensed under the GNU General Public License, RD Connection manager simplifies the management of remote connections to multiple servers and desktops. With RD Connection manager, users can easily manage remote connections to Unix, Windows, MAC and Citrix systems, said company officials.
It does not require multiple applications, or multiple authentications needed. Company officials said that everything needed for remote desktop management is at one place and accessible instantly. 
The newest release, version 3, emphasizes the implementation of VNC protocol for Windows and Linux on the basis of tightVNC. Company officials said that for the Windows version, the implementation was more challenging as tightVNC code is very dependent on WinAPI.
Also, the code was made as a completed product and was not designed for creating a separate library, said company officials. In addition, Linux platform also had its challenges.
"With Linux we had to overcome the challenge of a tightVNC is made as a monolith and it's hardly ported. The main problems occurred while working in multithreaded application in a single thread; we had issues with multilayered window of users session display," said Vadim Voznesenski, co-founder of RDPDesk.
This system administration service does not require multiple applications, or multiple authentications. Company officials said that everything needed for remote desktop management is at one place and can be accessed instantly.
RD Connection Manager features simple administration: account management, groups and permissions management; sensitive data encryption -- user account settings are SSL-encrypted; strong connection security; cross-platform, unified access account storage, and more. Moreover, the solution provides secure access from Internet to remote PCs via traffic redirection tools and corresponding client libraries.
Earlier in May, the company announced that an installation package is available for RD Connection Manager 2.0. It automatically installs the Windows Component.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny

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