The Splashtop Connector (download) allow users to access RDP/RDS machines through the Splashtop On-Prem client app.
With the Splashtop Connector, you can get extra advantages compared to Microsoft's RDP client including the following:
- Ease of use, IT admin can pre-configure RDP profiles in the Splashtop Connector management interface, and users can access the RDP resources as easy as accessing generic Windows machines with Splashtop Streamer installed.
- Security, Splashtop Connector will be deployed in the local network where it is routable to the RDP machines, so it's not necessary for IT admins to open the RDP port over the Internet to allow users to access. Splashtop Connector simulates the RDP resources and follows Splashtop's access permission system, so only users with proper access permissions will be able to connect to the RDP resource.
- Auditing, with Splashtop Connector, all RDP connections will have session logs recorded. Splashtop Connector also supports video session recording.
- Access RDP machines
- Access RDS server
- Allow accessing from Splashtop On-Prem client on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android (Coming soon)
- File copy and paste
- Text copy and paste
- Session recording
Best practices for deployment
A single Splashtop Connector has its limitations of simultaneous RDP sessions, but you can deploy multiple Splashtop Connectors in your network to scale the capacity.
2. Network access
- The machine where Splashtop Connector is deployed should be able to access your Splashtop Gateway so that it can proxy the RDP protocol.
- The machine where Splashtop Connector is deployed should be able to access the RDP machines via RDP protocol. For better security, you can open the RDP protocol over local LAN access only.
Grant access permission only to users that need to access these RDP/RDS machines.
- Windows 7, 8, 10, 11, Windows Server 2012, 2016, 2019 (with .Net 4 or up)
- RAM: 8G or up
- Storage: 50G or up
- Routable to the RDP/RDS machines
Run the Splashtop Connector installer. Once installed, you should be able to see the Splashtop Connector management user interface, pictured below. Please make sure Run Splashtop Connector Server is turned ON.
Now you can create profiles to enable proxying to your RDP/RDS machines.