Posts Tagged ‘rdp’

Lot’s of improvements including direct connections to Hyper-V guest consoles. Nice.

RDCMan manages multiple remote desktop connections. It is useful for managing server labs or large server farms where you need regular access to each machine such as automated checkin systems and data centers. It is similar to the built-in MMC Remote Desktops snap-in, but more flexible. The RDCMan 2.7 version is a major feature release. New features include: – Virtual machine connect-to-console support – Smart groups – Support for credential encryption with certificates – Windows 8 remote action support – Support for Windows 8, Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

And here’s some info about a connection bug you may or may not see


Most of the lists I’ve seen people put together have the Remote Desktop (RDP) shortcut first with the corresponding desktop shortcut after. That doesn’t makes sense to me. I’m used to looking on the left side for what I want to match, then across to find the required entry I need. So here is my contribution to a lookup list that makes sense, and is also in a nice table format you can print out and stick on a wall rather than a hard to read text list.

Native Desktop RDP Session Description
ALT + TAB ALT + PAGE UP Switch to next Window
ALT + SHIFT + TAB ALT + PAGE  DOWN Switch to previous Windows
ALT + ESC ALT + INSERT Cycle Windows in order used
CTRL + ESC ALT + HOME Start Menu
ALT + SPACE ALT + DELETE Open the Window menu (resize, move etc)
ALT + Print Screen CTRL + ALT + MINUS Capture the active window in RDP session
Print Screen CTRL + ALT + PLUS Capture full screen of RDP session