Documentation

Requirements

Known Issues

Shortcuts

KeyDescription
SHIFT Hold on SHIFT to use a different username to connect.
Double Click Double click on tab will connect if currently disconnected. And will switch to full screen if already connected.
Middle Click Click mouse middle button on a tab will close the connection. On window title bar will switch to tab Servers.
DELETE Delete a server or group. Hold on SHIFT will delete without confirmation.
CTRL+F Search a server or group.
F3 Continue search forward.
SHIFT+F3 Continue search backward.

Shortcuts in connection

KeyDescription
ALT+HOME WIN
CTRL+ALT+END CTRL+ALT+DEL
CTRL+ALT+BREAK Full Screen Switch
ALT+PgUp, ALT+PgDn ALT+TAB
ALT+INS ALT+ESC
ALT+DELETE ALT+SPACE
CTRL+ALT+PLUS SIGN (+) PRINT SCREEN
CTRL+ALT+MINUS SIGN (-) ALT+PRINT SCREEN

FAQ

  1. How to enable Master Password?
    Click system memu, click 'Change Master Password'.
    To disable Master Password, leave it empty.
  2. What to do if I forgot Master Password?
    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"?
    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"?
    "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?
    The key is stored separately in registry instead of MultiDesk.multidesk. 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?
    Use notepad to open the configuration file MultiDesk.multidesk, then add the red line to "Settings" section. It's case senstive.

    <Settings>
       <SingleInstance>1</SingleInstance>
    </Settings>

Changelog

Version 7.2
2019-06-29
+ Support SOCKS proxy

Version 6.0
2018-06-10
+ Support disable prompts for username and password
+ Support start with specified configuration file, e.g. MultiDesk d:\abc.xml
+ Support search for servers, press CTRL+F, F3 search forward, SHIFT + F3 seach backward
+ Changed default configuration file to MultiDesk.multidesk. Convenient to open .multidesk file with MultiDesk in explorer
+ Thanks to: Marek Jones, Dom Edwards, Peter Schaefer, Tom Aafloen

Version 5.8
2017-08-13
+ Support scan IP range to discover servers and import them to MultiDesk

Version 5.6
2016-10-26
+ Support Start Program on connection (Removed from MSTSC on Windows 10)

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
+ MultiDeskEnforcer released
+ Improved password security

Version 4.0
2015-07-09
+ Fixed issue of full screen mode on 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 existed 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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