Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP)




This entry is used to define and configure a Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) session.


Auto Login

Built in

Copy Password


Credential Repository

Embedded Mode

External Mode


Full Screen

Support Host

Multi Monitor Support


Show Opened Session

Support AfterDisconnectEvent

Support Reconnect





Launching a Microsoft RDP session in external mode, will result that you would need to enter the password manually to establish the connection. Microsoft doesn't allow us to send the password via command line, so this is why the password would need to be entered manually.



Remote Desktop Manager for Mac supports Microsoft Remote Desktop version 10. However, the application would need to be installed directly at the root of the Applications folder on your mac.




RDP - General

RDP - General




Computer name

Enter the name of the remote computer.


Enter the port to access the remote computer. Set the port to 0 to use the default port.


Enter the username to connect on the remote computer.


Enter the domain to connect on the remote computer.


Enter the password to connect on the remote computer.

clip10083  This option lets you view/reveal the password.
clip10084 This option will open the window to the Password generator for the system to generate a secure password for you.

Open in console (Admin mode)

Connect to the console session of a server using Remote Desktop for Administration.

Always ask for credentials

Always ask for credentials when connecting to the remote computer.

RDP Type

Select the RDP session type. Select between:



Hyper-V (embedded only)

RDP Engine

Select the RDP Engine. Select between:





With the Standard Edition, you can now save your credentials as long as you use an XML or a SQLite data source.




RDP - Display

RDP - Display




Remote Desktop Size

Select the prefer screen size on the remote computer.

Custom width

Specify a custom width number for the screen size.

Custom height

Specify a custom height number for the screen size.

Screen sizing mode)

Scale the client window display of desktop when resizing.

Span on multiple screens if possible

Extend the remote computer screen on multiple screens when possible.

Use all my monitors for the remote session

Use all the monitors when connected on the remote computer.


Select the color quality when connected on the remote computer.


Local Resources


Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) - Local Ressources

Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) - Local Ressources




Remote audio

Indicate what to do with the sound on the remote computer. Select between:

Bring it this computer

Do not play

Leave at remote computer

Remote audio recording

Indicate what to do with the audio recording on the remote computer. Select between:

Do not record

Record from this computer

Keyboard layout

Select the prefer keyboard layout.

Windows key passthrough

The Windows key is available on the remote computer.

Windows key copy/cut/paste

The Windows key for copy, cut and paste is available on the remote computer.

Local devices and Resources

Select the devices and resources that you want to use on the remote computer. Select between:


Serial Ports

Hard drives



Smart cards




RDP - Programs

RDP - Programs




Start the following program on connection

Select if a specific program need to be start at the opening of a session on the remote computer.

Program path and filename

Specify the program path and filename to start the application at the opening of a session on the remote computer.

Start in the following folder

Specify a folder to open at the startup of a session on the remote computer.

Use RemoteApp (seamless mode)

Open an rdp connection, starts a specified program, maximizes the application window and runs without the windows desktop.


Specify the program for the RemoteApp.


Specify the parameters for the RemoteApp.




RDP-  Experience

RDP-  Experience




Enable data compression

Allow to transmit data by using a smaller number of bits.

Reconnect if connection is dropped

Reconnect the remote session if the connection is lost.

Choose the connection speed to optimize performance

Specify the connection speed to use to optimize the remote session performance. Select between:


Modem (56 kbps)

Low-speed broadcast (256 kbps - 2 Mbps)

Satellite (2-16 Mbps with high latency)

High-speed broadcast (2-10 Mbps)

WAN (>10 Mbps with high latency)

LAN (> 10 Mbps with low latency)

Allow the following

The following options can be enable to be available on the remote computer:

Desktop background

Font smoothing

Desktop composition

Bitmap caching

Show contents of window while dragging

Menu and window animation





RDP - Connection

RDP - Connection




Server authentication verifies that you are connecting to the intended remote computer.

If the actual verification does not meet minimum policy requirements, select what need to be done by the remote computer between the following:

Connect and don't warn me

Do not connect

Warn me

Activate network level authentication (SingleSignOn)

Network Level Authentication completes user authentication before you establish a remote session and the logon screen appears. This is a more secure authentication method.

Automatically detect RD Gateway server settings

The RD Gateway server settings will be detected by the application automatically.

Do not use RD Gateway server

Don't use any RD Gateway server to connect on the remote computer.

Use these RD Gateway server settings

Indicate the specific settings to connect on the RD Gateway server.

Server name

Enter the RD Gateway server name.

Logon method

Select the logon method between:

Ask for password (NTLM)

Smart card

Allow me to select later


You can choose your Gateway transport between:





As a best practice we highly recommend to leave this option to Default and only change it upon recommendation from our Support team.


See RDP Gateway credentials section below.

Open gateway only when unable to ping host

Establish a connection with the RD Gateway server only when it's not possible to ping the remote computer.

Bypass RD Gateway server for local addresses

Bypass the RD Gateway server when connecting on a remote computer who has a local IP address.

Use my RD Gateway credentials for remote computer

Use your personal RD Gateway credentials to connect on the remote computer.


RDP Gateway credentials


RDP - Gateway Credentials

RDP - Gateway Credentials





Enter the username to connect on RD Gateway.


Enter the domain to connect on RD Gateway.

Use credential repository

Uses a linked Credential Entry. See topic Credentials for more information.

Store password in the database

The password will be store in the database.

Store password on the local computer

The password will be store on the local computer.




RDP - Advanced

RDP - Advanced




Restricted admin mode

Allow administrators to more easily connect to systems to locally administer them without having to expose their credentials to a less secure system. For more information please follow this link.

Load balance info

Indicate the load balance info when the load balancing feature is enable on the RD Connection Broker.

Activate sandboxing

The sandboxing isolate the RDP connection in another process. This is more stable and more reliable since it's an independent application embedded in RDP. This means that RDP can more easily recover from a a disconnection or a fatal error.

Use OpenGL

If using OpenGL on your Mac activate this option to enhance your screen performance.


When using Event Viewer you can create several filtered views of the event logs. For more information please follow this link.

Filter path

Enter the path to save the filtered event logs.