Remote Desktop Plus 7.0 (March 4, 2018)
- NEW: Changed the logo and icon to a more modern look. Also pimped the system tray and dialogs somewhat.
- NEW: Added support for URI links. You can now launch RDP+ using hyperlinks with support for all command line parameters (rdp://server/?i=profile&noprinters&fit=90%). Use /register to enable support for URIs. See the main page for more information.
- NEW: Added support for launching sessions using the single sign-on provided by CredSSP (command line: /sso). Please note CredSSP SSO only works when all conditions are met. See the main page for more information.
- NEW: Added the option for using the current monitor (command line: /mon:current). Resolutions will automatically be adjusted according to the currently active monitor.
- NEW: Added numbers to the active sessions in the context menu, so you can switch to a session by typing the number.
- NEW: Added the options /programtitle and /programicon. These enable you to change the title and icon of the RDP+ GUI. When using the kiosk mode, /programtitle will also be used for the text in the banner of the GUI.
- NEW: Added an option to ‘pin’ computer names in the MRU of RDP+. When a computer is pinned, it will not be removed from the MRU, even when the maximum number of entries has been reached. Pinning computers can be done through the Favorites editor.
- NEW: Added a simple update check function. You can access it through the system menu of the title bar. No autochecking or auto-updating.
- NEW: Added the option /rdgateway to specify a Remote Desktop Gateway server.
- NEW: Added the option /cb to specify a Remote Desktop Connection Broker.
- NEW: Added the variable $PROGRAMDIR$, which will be expanded to the location of the rdp.exe executable. Can be used in any parameter referencing a file location. Example: /log:$PROGRAMDIR$\Logs\session.log.
- NEW: Added the variable $FAVORITE$, which will be expanded to the name of the favorite used to launch the session (if applicable). Supported in /title.
- NEW: Sped up the launching of favorites and of switching to active sessions.
- NEW: When using /allowed or /listallowed, you can now also use files to read the servers from. For example: /listallowed:@serverlist.txt.
- NEW: When used as a shell, RDP+ will return to the GUI after the session has closed instead of logging off.
- NEW: Added the option /gui:loop. This will make RDP+ always return to the GUI after the session has been closed.
- NEW: You can now also close the system tray using the system menu or by pressing CTRL+T.
- UPDATE: The minimum required .NET version for RDP+ is now .NET Framework 4.0.
- UPDATE: The /encrypt option will no longer display a button in the GUI. Instead it will be added as an option in the system menu of the title bar.
- UPDATE: Added more information about shortcut keys and available internal variables in the help screen.
- REMOVED: Left-clicking on the system tray icon will no longer display the context menu.
- REMOVED: The Group Policy option for the simple tray has been removed.
- REMOVED: The option for launching Favorites straight from the Favorites editor has been removed.
- REMOVED: Removed the Ctrl+P shortcut in the GUI.
- FIX: Fixed the logging of timestamps when using RDP+ on Remote Desktop or Citrix servers with clients in a different timezone.
- FIX: Fixed a bug when using the backslash in profile names.
- Many other changes and improvements.
Note: Because of the rewrite of the localization support, the old XML files won’t work anymore. You’ll have to create new ones based on the new format.
Remote Desktop Plus 6.2 (May 17, 2015)
- NEW: You can now set *any* slashed option as a default with the environment variable or the registry. If needed, you can negate the options you set using /-. For example: To negate the option /title:”Some title”, you can specify /-title in the command line.
- NEW: Added the option /-* to negate all options previously set through any of the means available. Any option after the /-* will be processed again. For example: /-* /fit. You could use this in published instances for example, to make sure the session will start with exactly the parameters you want, by overruling those set by the user.
- NEW: Added the option /fo (failover). This option is similar to the /lb (loadbalance) option. When specifying multiple target computers and /fo, RDP+ will try to connect to the first target. If it fails to connect, it will try to connect to the second one, and so on.
- NEW: Added some multimonitor support for RDP+ itself. It will now launch on the active monitor and will default the /mon option to the same monitor.
- NEW: You can now add other command line parameters when launching favorites from the command line. For example: rdp /fav:”Remote Support” /noprinters /-log.
- NEW: RDP+ will now prevent having its temporary .rdp files being added to the recently used items in the Jump List for Remote Desktop Connection.
- NEW: You can now press F1 in the system tray context menu to activate tooltips. These will show the command line of the favorites.
- NEW: Instead of the ‘binary’ kiosk mask (/kiosk:100), you can now also use the letters representing the field you want enabled: c(omputer), u(ser) and/or p(assword). For example: /kiosk:c or /kiosk:cup. With this mask, the order of the letters is irrelevant.
- FIX: Fixed a bug with launching favorites from the command line when the favorite had options with quotes and spaces in them.
- Many other minor changes and improvements.
Now also available for download is an MSI package for easy deployment through whatever sofware distribution mechanism you like.
This package will…
- … install the main executable for RDP+ the Program Files folder.
- … include the rdp.exe.config file for use on systems with only .NET Framework 4.0 or higher installed.
- … put a shortcut in the Start Menu.
- … register the .rdpc file extension for RDP+ command files.
- … add a ‘Connect with Remote Desktop Plus’ context menu to servers in the network browser.