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Create multiple connections in RDC version 2 beta Apps
It took me a while to figure out how to open up two Remote Desktop Connection 2 beta windows without copying the binaries, as one had to do with the previous version. I finally found the answer in the Read Me menu item:
Multiple Sessions:
Remote Desktop Connection Client supports multiple simultaneous Remote Desktop Connection sessions. You can save the connection settings for different Windows-based computers to Remote Desktop Connection settings files, and double-click those files to open multiple sessions independent of each other.
[robg adds: I haven't tested this one, but given it's in the Read Me, I assume it works!]
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Create multiple connections in RDC version 2 beta
Authored by: gabester on Feb 11, '08 08:14:38AM
I went back to using RDC Beta 1 because Beta 2 seems to crash and burn with significant regularity (consistently, within about 5 minutes of establishing a connection) on my system in my environment. In which case, remember this hint. Also a link at the bottom of the comments on that hint to download Beta 2.

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Forget RDC - just use CoRD
Authored by: leono on Feb 11, '08 08:57:43AM
I haven't touched MS RDC since I downloaded CoRD (Cocoa Remote Desktop) several months ago. You can get it from http://cord.sourceforge.net/.

I'm not affiliated with CoRD in any way, but it's truly a godsend.

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Create multiple connections in RDC version 2 beta
Authored by: garythemacguy on Feb 11, '08 01:53:04PM

Working in Server Admin, where the majority of our servers are MS servers, I use this extensively. I built up a core of settings files and now only rarely find that I have to create a new one.

There's one thing that rather bugs me with this latest version, but I've never quite been able to identify the trigger. Occasionally, the Caps Lock state gets inverted. There doesn't seem to be any way to fix it short of logging out the session and back in again. This is a nuisance, so I tend to just put up with having to remember to toggle the Caps Lock key when I'm in that session.

Has anyone else come across this issue? And more importantly, has anyone else come up with a fix?

Apart from that grumble, I'm pretty happy with it, and often have two or three sessions open for hours at a time.



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Create multiple connections in RDC version 2 beta
Authored by: kiltbear on Feb 11, '08 02:07:55PM

Caps Lock: Me too! Unfortunately, no work around yet. Other than that, I find it a good tool.

CoRD: I found it unreliable.



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Create multiple connections in RDC version 2 beta
Authored by: frogmella on Feb 11, '08 02:33:33PM

Ditto. And I too found CoRD unreliable.



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Create multiple connections in RDC version 2 beta
Authored by: petieg on Feb 11, '08 02:45:50PM

ditto here.. on both CAPS and CoRD -- pull up the virtual keyboard in windows and you can turn off CAPS lock on the remote machine. Create these files as discussed above and trigger them w/ a few keystrokes in quicksilver... the only way to remote onto my client SBS servers.

When is this RDC coming out of beta already, office is done, so where's the new RDC?



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Create multiple connections in RDC version 2 beta
Authored by: eirich on Feb 11, '08 10:07:52PM

I have had the same issue. The bug seems to only show up when I leave an RDP session open and use Apple+Tab to switch windows. I use a program called Witch which allows me to not only switch between programs, but also to switch between the individual windows open from each running application. I have it set to Alt+Tab. This also seems to get the bug going. So far, the only fix for it I've even been close to finding has been to use the Apple+Tab and/or Alt+Tab combinations until the CAPS lock returns to normal.



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Create multiple connections in RDC version 2 beta
Authored by: Bernardd on Feb 12, '08 12:46:47AM
Or you can use RDC Menu

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/27555

which I now use for a longer time.

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Create multiple connections in RDC version 2 beta
Authored by: mkutny on Feb 12, '08 03:00:04PM

Command-N works on this version as well.



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