MultiDesk - remote desktop client

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MultiDesk - remote desktop client

#1 Post by I am Baas » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:46 pm

MultiDesk is a tabbed remote desktop client (terminal services client).

http://www.hoowi.com/multidesk/

Features:
•Only ONE executable file, small (360KB), fast (written in C++), green!
•Portable and SSD/flash drive friendly
•New style: status bar and fit window with margin
•Manage remote desktop connections in groups
•Drag and drop support for moving servers and groups
•Tabbed connections
•Connect to console
•Change connection port
•Inherit username and password from group properties
•Import cached MSTSC connections
•Redirect specified drives (Need RDP 6)
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Settings: Application folder

From the FAQ:
Why password doesn't work when use it on another computer?
The key is stored separately in registry instead of MultiDesk.xml. 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.
Requirements: Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services Client) 6.0 or higher (optional), Windows XP/2003 or higher

Download @ http://www.hoowi.com/multidesk/multidesk_1_0_4.zip
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Re: MultiDesk

#2 Post by I am Baas » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:43 am

MultiDesk is @ V2.4.4 (January 3, 2012):
• Fixed a bug of cannot import server with port number
• Fixed a bug of configuration not saved when reboot or logoff
Previous changes @ http://hoowi.wordpress.com/

Download @ http://www.hoowi.com/multidesk/multidesk_2_4_4.zip

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Re: MultiDesk

#3 Post by I am Baas » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:36 am

MultiDesk v2.4.4.170 released February 9, 2012:
• Include MultiDesk 64-bit version to support Terminal Services Easy Print
• Thanks to: Simon Bureau
http://www.hoowi.com/multidesk/

Dl @ http://www.syvik.com/multidesk/multidesk_2_4_4.zip

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Re: MultiDesk

#4 Post by guinness » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:52 am

Tested: Portable (Not Stealth)

Stored a key in HKCU\Software\MultiDesk and then I decided to read the FAQ...
Why password doesn't work when use it on another computer?
A: The key is stored separately in registry instead of MultiDesk.xml. 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.

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Re: MultiDesk

#5 Post by I am Baas » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:19 pm

guinness wrote:Tested: Portable (Not Stealth)

then I decided to read the FAQ...
You should have read my initial post, it's all in there. Would have saved you the trouble. :)

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Re: MultiDesk

#6 Post by guinness » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:24 pm

Ah, just goes to show how much I read quote boxes. :mrgreen:

At first I did consider should this be up for consideration, but then I did a bit of digging around and there aren't many applications like this.

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Re: MultiDesk

#7 Post by I am Baas » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:26 pm

guinness wrote:Ah, just goes to show how much I read quote boxes.
Oh, well then, where do you get your paint from again? will try to use your format in the future.

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Re: MultiDesk

#8 Post by guinness » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:35 pm

My local hardware store ;)

I always order these colours:
Green = #008000
Red = #FF0000
Orange = #FF8000

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Re: MultiDesk

#9 Post by I am Baas » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:07 am

MultiDesk is at version 2.8:
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
http://www.syvik.com/multidesk/

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Re: MultiDesk

#10 Post by I am Baas » Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:26 am

MultiDesk is at version 3.0.
• Double click server will switch to an existing connection
• Switch to “Servers” tab from system menu
• Connect with MSTSC
• Fixed a crash bug on Windows 8 x64
http://www.syvik.com/multidesk/
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Re: MultiDesk

#11 Post by I am Baas » Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:44 am

MultiDesk v3.16 is available (16-03-2015)
•Save important changes immediately
•Fixed configuration file emptied while shutdown system
•Fixed some bugs
•Thanks to: many people
http://www.syvik.com/multidesk/

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Re: MultiDesk - remote desktop client

#12 Post by webfork » Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:07 pm

I've been doing a lot with RDP so I was very interested in this program. Looks like a new version just came out with better scaling and recording. Will hopefully look into that in the days ahead.

Download / changelog: http://www.syvik.com/multidesk/documentation.en.html

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Re: MultiDesk - remote desktop client

#13 Post by Andrew Lee » Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:50 pm

I was looking for a multi-tab RDP client, and MultiDesk seems to fit the bill.

Unfortunately, the free version is only offered for v3.16, which was released in 2015.

To use the latest v8.0, you need to make a donation (how much is not specified), after which you will received a username/password to unlock.

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Note: After more research, here are the alternatives:

- Terminals
- mRemoteNG

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Re: MultiDesk - remote desktop client

#14 Post by webfork » Sat Sep 11, 2021 9:31 am

Andrew Lee wrote:
Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:50 pm
Note: After more research, here are the alternatives
Thanks for that.

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