Tool Time: Connect to Remote Machines with Royal TS

If you manage a lot of remote servers, try Royal TS from Code4ward. This tool lets you connect to remote Windows machines using RDP. Although Royal TS has now become shareware, the older versions (version 1.5.1 and earlier) are still free.

Royal TS is a great lightweight replacement for the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Remote Desktop snap-in. Some of the great time-saving features are the ability to:

  • Set up automatic logons
  • Add new remote connections as quick as you can type in the name
  • Save your list of connections and move them to another machine
  • Create and sort folders easily
  • Connect to console by right-clicking

You can find the older versions of Royal TS by going to Royal TS's download page and clicking the link in the "Download Statistics and Previous Versions" section at the bottom of the page.

Please be advised that McAfee SiteAdvisor gives a warning rating to the site because: "When we tested this site we found links to, which we found breaches browser security on our test PC." However, the downloads for Royal TS aren't hosted on and there is no reason to go to that site to obtain the software.

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