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

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Virtualization and remote desktops are an important part of your infrastructure and work. And, we recommend that you use Windows built-in Remote Desktop Connection (% windir% \ system32 \ mstsc.exe) or universal Remote Desktop client instead of Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan).

Applies to: Windows 10 - all editions
Original KB number:   4512838

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: Remote Desktop Connection 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.