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Run multiple copies of Remote Desktop 2.0 beta
Authored by: garythemacguy on Aug 02, '07 08:44:43AM

@extra88  -  Currently, you have to save "bookmarks" - for want of a better word - for each server to which you want to connect. If you decide you want to connect to a "new" server - one for which you've not previously saved a "bookmark" then there's no way to initiate a /new/ connection while you have existing connections running. This utility allows you to run a new instance of RDC - which presents you with the "Connect to new server" dialog box on launch. Problem solved.

I'm involved with administering (probably) over 100 servers. There is a core set for which I have saved my "bookmarks", but I'm not going through them all specially, when the others are once-in-a-blue-moon connections. It makes sense to leave them until they're required. This is one scenario where this is a very useful utility.

@ gabester  -  Unfortunately, the AppleScript is crashing when I try to run it. :-( I see what you're trying to do here, but I'm not sure why the script is crashing.



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Run multiple copies of Remote Desktop 2.0 beta
Authored by: extra88 on Aug 02, '07 09:20:35AM

Thanks for the clarification, I don't have the need for RDC that I once did so I haven't examined the details. "Beta" used to mean feature-complete but users like you and the commenter above should report to Microsoft the absence of something like File | New Connection as a flaw in RDC client 2.0 Beta.



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Run multiple copies of Remote Desktop 2.0 beta
Authored by: kiltbear on Aug 02, '07 07:51:19PM

Create one bookmark (dot-rdp settings file) with all your favorite default settings (including username and domain), but leave the name of the server blank. Store/link the bookmark on the right side of your dock. Clicking this will bring up RDC's screen waiting for you to enter a server name.



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