RDPSoft Announces a Major Step in Meeting Virtualization Challenges With Our Newly Developed Remote Desktop Commander

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Organizations can now choose between Remote Desktop Commander Lite or the full Remote Desktop Commander Suite, depending on their unique needs.

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RDPSoft, a startup focused on comprehensive management software for server-based computing platforms - such as Microsoft ® Remote Desktop Services and Citrix XenDesktop ®, has announced a major step forward in meeting virtualization challenges.

Remote Desktop Commander™ now pairs active user session management capabilities with the extensive reporting and monitoring previously developed in its Remote Desktop Reporter ™ solution.

Addressing Pain Points in Windows Server 2012 Deployment:

Deployment of Windows Server ® 2012 by companies and managed service providers is complicated by several factors including Microsoft’s controversial shift to the Metro User Interface and the removal of the Start Menu. While this will be corrected in Windows ® 10 and Windows Server vNext, companies deploying the Remote Desktop Services feature of Windows Server 2012 have been hobbled by other issues.

One of the most frequent laments the company says it hears about migrating to Windows Server 2012 is the removal of common and familiar management tools like TSAdmin, otherwise known as the Remote Desktop Services Manager.

Andy Milford, RDPSoft's Founder, admits there are workarounds using PowerShell and some command line utilities. But, he adds, “When a server-based computing admin has to support hundreds of users connecting to a dozen or more RDS servers in their farm, they need the reliability of familiar tools for standard tasks.”

Those standard tasks can include disconnecting hung sessions and killing misbehaved processes, for example.

The Effects of Delayed Migration to Windows Server 2012:

Milford believes the real tragedy of delayed migration to Windows Server 2012 is the fact that companies miss out on leveraging a dramatically improved Remote Desktop Services architecture in Server 2012.

He explains, “Microsoft has made tremendous investments in their RemoteFX technologies, specifically version 8 of the Remote Desktop Protocol. RDP v8 has new tech like adaptive graphics and optimized dual UDP/TCP transport protocols to make remote computing much more responsive and usable, even over high latency environments, such as WAN links and WiFi networks utilized at the ‘last hop.'

“But, if companies aren’t deploying Windows Server 2012, they can’t take advantage of these new features that will enhance their user’s remote desktop experience, while at the same time reducing their support calls.”

As a result, RDPSoft's major goal with Remote Desktop Commander is to address the lack of RDS management capabilities – bridging the “management gap” - in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

Remote Desktop Commander Introduces a Variety of Capabilities:

Not only can admins do all of the familiar tasks they were accustomed to with TSAdmin, but Remote Desktop Commander includes access to many new powerful features. Grouping of sessions and processes is intended as a major timesaver for management. Key characteristics for grouping include: client type, memory consumption, session state, and bandwidth used.

“If they have a massive farm, they can quickly filter out what they want to see – even using RegEx queries when needed,” Milford asserts. “And, if they simply need day-to-day active session management, we've got them covered too.”

Remote Desktop Commander Lite

Remote Desktop Commander Lite is available for only $99 per admin. A free trial software download is available.

Remote Desktop Commander Suite

For comprehensive monitoring, reporting, performance tracking, user session time tracking, license tracking, and VDI support, the Remote Desktop Commander Suite is available at less than $300 per server, and less than $45 per desktop - physical or virtual. A free trial software download is available.

Especially for Managed Service Providers, RDPSoft also offers a monthly subscription-based licensing program.

For more information on Remote Desktop Commander and pricing please visit http://www.rdpsoft.com or direct questions to inquiries (at) rdpsoft.com.

RDPSoft Founder Andy Milford is appearing at 2015's BriForum in Denver, CO – an annual virtualization conference – specifically addressing RDP v8 on Windows Server 2012.

Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Server are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. XenDesktop is a registered trademark of Citrix Systems, Inc. All other registered trademarks or trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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