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Command Line Arguments


Remote Desktop Manager can be launched using a command line.


Some features are only available in the Enterprise edition. Remote Desktop Manager also offers a Web Protocol Handler.

Usage: RemoteDesktopManager.exe [parameters]



{filename [*.rdm,*.rdp]}

Open in embedded or external mode the connection from file name.


Execute the application minimized in a system tray icon. This option cannot be combined with other parameters.

/Datasource:{datasource id}

Specify the data source ID (available in the Advanced Tab of the session).

/Session:{session ID};{session ID}...




Specify one or more session IDs (available in the Advanced Tab of the session).

/ChangePassword:{new password}

Change the session password. Only available for Remote Desktop sessions and embedded passwords. The data source ID and the session ID are required.

/RegisterUser:"{registration user}"

Change the Remote Desktop Manager registration name. The value must be in double quotes.

/RegisterSerial:"{serial number}"

Change the Remote Desktop Manager serial number. The value must be in double quotes.

/Template:{template ID}

/Host:{host name}




Open the template ID with the specified host name and an optional username/password.

The template ID is the Session ID of the template (available in the Advanced Tab of the template).


Starts the profiler at start of application. Good for profiling the start process.


Specify a tab title when using an embedded session.


Execute the application with the filter filled with a parameter.

/TabPage: Dashboard

The Dashboard is selected at startup of the application.


Example #1 - Open a template and connect to a host

RemoteDesktopManager.exe /DataSource:178c2fda-dab4-4f41-98df-6e3205c0a011 /Template:a666b21b-1479-4eee-b482-0a3d561d2411 /Host:Windjammer-PC1

Example #2 - Open a session

RemoteDesktopManager.exe /DataSource:178c2fda-dab4-4f41-98df-6e3205c0a011 /Session:474bcbcf-d507-435b-8c0a-a9e868781910

Example #3 - Register the application

RemoteDesktopManager.exe /RegisterUser:"First name, Last name" /RegisterSerial:"xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx"