RDPSoft Launches Remote Desktop Commander to Deal with Challenges of Virtualization

By CIOReview | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: RDPSoft, a provider of management software for server-based computing platforms, announces Remote Desktop Commander suite to provide total management and visibility into server-based computing environment through solving the challenges of virtualization.

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

The key features of the suite include: reviewing historical trend reports based on data collected by Remote Desktop Reporter; leverage dashboards that show the performance impact of different users and applications on servers; review playbacks of user session recordings; provides deep insight into recorded user sessions for problem root cause and analysis; and specifies the type of activities involved during the session.

Deployment of Windows Server 2012 by companies and managed service providers is complicated due to factors such as Microsoft’s controversial shift to the Metro User Interface and the removal of the Start Menu. The companies deploying the Remote Desktop Services feature of Windows Server 2012 have also been hobbled by other issues. One of the frequently faced challenge 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,” said Andy Milford, Founder, RDPSoft.

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.