TLDR, what applications are being used to manage robot RDP connections?
We currently use RDCMan on a “jump box” server to connect all of our robot machines where UI Interaction is required, as obviously they will not function without a screen connection. RDCMan is not ideal for security reasons and we’d like to transition to something else. I cannot find any advice in the UiPath documentation (nor here on the forum for that matter) around what to use.
My question is: What do you use? What does your organisation use? Is there an industry-wide favourite? Our servers/VMs are Azure based, if that makes any difference.
This would not be appropriate in our scenario.
There are several options that you can consider for managing Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connections to your robot machines. Some options include:
- Microsoft Remote Desktop: This is a built-in Windows application that allows you to remotely connect to other computers and servers. It is free and widely used, but may not have as many advanced features as some other options.
- Remote Desktop Manager: This is a commercial tool that provides a centralized platform for managing RDP connections, as well as other types of remote connections such as SSH and VNC. It includes features such as password management, session scheduling, and multi-factor authentication.
- Royal TS: This is another commercial tool that provides a central platform for managing RDP connections and other types of remote connections. It includes features such as tabbed sessions, automatic password management, and support for multiple platforms.
- mRemoteNG: This is an open-source tool that provides a central platform for managing RDP connections and other types of remote connections. It includes features such as tabbed sessions, automatic password management, and support for multiple protocols.
It is difficult to determine an industry-wide favorite, as different organizations have different requirements and preferences. It is best to evaluate the features and capabilities of each option and choose the one that best meets your needs.
If you are using Azure-based servers, you may also want to consider using Azure RemoteApp, which is a cloud-based service that allows you to deliver Windows applications to users on any device. This may be a good option if you need to remotely access applications on your robot machines.