Overview

You can use the Portable Client Generator to create clients that your users will use to connect to your RDPlus Terminal Server. The generated clients can be copied to the user’s Desktop or onto a USB drive for portable use. If you are setting up your Terminal Server for the first time, you will need to make sure there is a user account on the server for each user that connects to it. This is done automatically if your Terminal Server and client computers are part of a Windows Domain, if not you will have to create user accounts for all your users manually.

Main window – General Settings

Server Address: Enter the IP address of the server to which the client must be connected. If you will connect to the TS over the local network, use the local IP address. If you will connect to the TS over the internet, use the public IP address of the server’s gateway. If the client will be connecting both locally and over the internet, they will need two connection clients.

Port Number: Enter the server port number (usually blank if connecting over local network)

Domain Name: Enter a domain name if any

User and Password: If you enter a user/password, the client program will not ask to retype it at each session. If you type *SSO in the user name field, the client program will just ask once the logon/password at the very first connection and will save this information on the user’s workstation so that the user doesn’t have to identify himself ever again. To reset this logon/password saving, you must create and edit a shortcut of the Remote Desktop Client and add -reset on switch at the end of the target field.

Client Name and Icon: Name your new connection client. You can also customise the icon that the generated client will use and replace it with your own.

Credentials

  • If you don’t want to save credentials, enter “nosavecredential” on the logon field of the Portable Client Generator.
  • If you don’t want to display the logon window with the user name, password and domain name, simply enter “nopassword” on the password field.
  • If you want to enable autologon, enter “*SSO” on the logon and password fields.
  • If you want the current local user’s name to be displayed as a logon for the session, enter “**”, or “%USERNAME%” on the logon field.

RDPlus Seamless vs Microsoft RemoteApp

Microsoft RemoteApp is a Microsoft feature which requires Windows 7 Enterprise or Ultimate, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise or Windows Server 2008/2012.

All users PCs must have at least a RDP6 client (included in Windows XP SP2 and above).

RDPlus Seamless delivers a similar user experience and is available on any Windows host system.

Based on the transparency color selected by the Administrator, the Microsoft Remote Desktop is not displayed anymore and the user will just see their published applications.

The “Seamless Color” can be modified and must be the same when using the AdminTool and the Portable Client Generator.

Next Section: Edit or Delete the Parameters of a Generated Client