Use MSTSC or universal Remote Desktop client instead of RDMan in Windows 10

Applies to: Windows 10

Summary


Virtualization and remote desktops are an important part of your infrastructure and work. And, we recommend that you use in-box remote desktop client (MSTSC) or universal Remote Desktop client instead of Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan).

More information


We're increasing our investments in virtualization and remote desktops, such as Windows Virtual Desktop and RDS on Microsoft Azure.

RDCMan is a client that is widely used to manage multiple remote desktop connections because it's a convenient option. However, RDCMan has not kept pace with the level of advanced technology that we're pursuing.

Instead, we have two great supported client options: MSTSC and Universal Client for Windows 10. These clients offer increased security, and they are a key part of our engineering roadmap moving forward. In the future, you can expect even more capabilities, such as the ability to better manage multiple connections.