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Free Remote Desktop Management Tool

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by Steve Wiseman on September 7, 2011 · 19 comments

in Terminal Services,Tools,Utility,Windows


In another life I worked at a bank.

We had a bunch of terminal servers – all of them packed with users.

Throughout the day I would get a call like this: “My teller program is stuck, can you help me?”

This buggy teller app would freeze up and no matter how much they tried to log on or log off, it would still be running in the terminal session.

Worse yet, because they logged on and off so many times they had frozen sessions running across all the terminal servers.

To fix it I would open the Microsoft Terminal Server management console, and then work my way through each server, then find the user, and then find the process that I needed to kill. A huge time sink.

Terminal Services Console

That is the beauty of our new Remote Desktop Manager. It makes it a breeze to manage one, or 100 terminal servers.

Remote Desktop Manager Main

You simply pick the machines you want to manage, enter your credentials, and then press start.

Then, it pulls information from all the servers and organizes it so you can quickly get your task done.

Need to find a process that might be running on multiple servers, under multiple sessions?

Switch the view to group by process, and you can kill it in a few clicks:

Remote Desktop Manager Process View

No scrolling around looking for it either, just start typing in the search bar above it and it instantly filters the view:

Remote Desktop Filter

Got an upgrade you are going to install tonight, and need everyone to get out?

Don’t waste time calling around to all your branches and remote sites – just send a message to everyone:

Remote Desktop Send Messages

Want to logoff a user on all terminal servers?

No problem, just sort by user, and log them off with two clicks:

Remote Desktop Order By User

This free tool is a technology preview of the next version of Network Administrator. This functionality, and much more will be included in the next version.

If you purchase now, you will receive a free upgrade when it is released:

Click here to purchase Network Administrator

The Remote Desktop Management tool is free for personal and commercial use, and as always – no spyware or adware, only freeware goodness.

Get it from our downloads page

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Scott September 7, 2011 at 11:26 am

this is EXACTLY what I’ve been waiting for, thanks soo much I can’t wait to try it out.

2 Steve Wiseman September 7, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Glad to hear it Scott.

3 David Chang September 7, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Hats off to you guys. This tool rocks! Surprised it is even free. You can’t even imagine how much time you saved me today. I love the fact I can find a user quickly by just typing in the search box.

4 Steve Wiseman September 7, 2011 at 8:02 pm

There is more to come David 🙂 This is just the beginning of the stream of free tools we are going to release.

5 Tim C September 7, 2011 at 9:42 pm

I like what I see steve. Thanks for making this a free tool. Just bought a copy of network administrator – can’t wait to see the next version

6 Steve Wiseman September 7, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Thanks for the order Tim – really appreciate it. We won’t let you down with the next version…some really cool stuff in store.

7 Muno September 7, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Gosh what a timesaver. Same situation here. 5 term servers with 30 users each. Got a few apps that lock up all the time. Now I can fix it before they even get off the phone!

8 Mich September 8, 2011 at 7:42 am

I’m familiar only with Logmein and Techinline.But would definitely give this one a try

9 Shu September 8, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Great stuff steve. Love the weekly tips, this freebie is nice.

10 Steve Wiseman September 8, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Hello Mich,

It is not that type of tool…I think you are thinking about a remote administration tool…this tool is for managing remote desktop sessions on Windows 7, Vista, and Terminal Servers. Hope that helps 🙂

11 Mitch A September 13, 2011 at 6:01 pm


Just wanted to say thanks to you and your team. I have been using this tool for a week now, and it has saved me so much time. I Just put the request to purchase Network Administrator – can’t wait to see what that thing will do when you release the next version.

Thanks so much!

12 Steve Wiseman September 13, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Thanks for the order Mitch. We are working hard on it, and we are excited about all the things we will be able to do with it…can’t wait to start posting the betas when we get enough completed.

13 yogesh September 16, 2011 at 3:53 am


14 Scott November 2, 2011 at 11:17 am

hello Steve, I have not been able to connect to any or my servers. either locally or remotely, by using the public IP. is there something that needs to be set up on the server side, to allow for remote connection/management?
please let me know, thanks.

15 Steve Wiseman November 2, 2011 at 11:21 am

Hello Scott,

I believe that you need to open file and printer sharing in the firewall. I would not recommend opening that Internet side either.

Let me know if the firewall issue fixes it for you.

Send an email to if you are still having trouble getting it to work and we will do our best to help


16 Scott November 2, 2011 at 11:54 am

ok thanks, will do… 🙂

17 Wyatt November 16, 2011 at 5:28 pm


Will this work with Windows Home Server 2008?

18 Steve Wiseman November 16, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Not sure. Don’t have a copy of Home Server 2008 here to test with…it is possible MS has disabled some parts of the MSTS management system.

We are working on a new version that can get around that…which will be part of the new Network Administrator.

19 fred June 27, 2013 at 12:34 am

I am looking for management tools for RPD but for server 2012 since the Windows tools will not function if the server is in workgroup it is absolutely necessary to have 3rd party tools but unfortunately you tool dose not work in server 2012 please make it work will gladly pay for it

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