Monday 14 April 2014


If your a vEXPERT then are offering you a free NFR license to either the Windows or Mac version of Royal TS software.  More information is available at the links below and you can request your free license here:

Royal TSX
Royal TS

First of all, BIG THANKS to the guys for offering this to the community, it's very much appreciated.  I've been looking for a decent remote desktop solution for accessing my homelab on both my internal network and externally on public Wifi spots etc.  I normally use the Microsoft Remote Desktop application which has served it's purpose well as it offers full screen access but more especially access via Remote Desktop Gateway so I don't have to VPN back into my lab all the time.  The only issue I had with it was when working on multiple servers I had to swap spaces or have multiple connections on screen and keep swapping between them.  When I wanted to SSH into hosts then I'd have to open putty or terminal and access the console from another window.

Since installing Royal TSX it's now my default Remote Desktop application for accessing anything in my lab as well as on customer sites.  In the screen shot below you can see I have a connection to both my Windows 7 jumpbox PC as well as an SSH session into a host and it's interchangeable via the tabs:

It supports Remote Desktop Gateway and obviously all the usual functionality with regards to creating a credential store to automatically pass through your credentials.  It supports connections via RDP, VNC, Terminal and web pages all via installable plugins.  I've only been using it for a week but so far I'm very impressed.

David Owen (Blog | Twitter) has a great post of all other vendors who help out the community, not just VMware, with freebies and NFR licenses.  Thanks very much everyone, it's very much appreciated.

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