Introduction to Splashtop Connector for On-Prem

Splashtop Connector (download) allow users to connect to computers and devices, it supports vary protocols, including RDP/RDS, VNC, SSH, user can directly connect to the computers and devices within Splashtop On-Prem client app, without using VPN or installing any remote access agent. 

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  • Access RDP machines
  • Access RDS server
  • Access Remote App
  • Allow accessing from Splashtop On-Prem client on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android
  • File copy and paste (Windows only)
  • Text copy and paste
  • Session recording
  • Remote print
  • Multi-monitor
  • IP Whitelist/Blacklisting
  • Access VNC computers
  • Access SSH computers and devices


  • Ease of use, IT admin can pre-configure RDP/VNC/SSH profiles in the Splashtop Connector management interface, and users can access the RDP/VNC/SSH 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/VNC/SSH machines, so it's not necessary for IT admins to open the RDP/VNC/SSH port over the Internet to allow users to access. Splashtop Connector simulates the RDP/VNC/SSH resources and follows Splashtop's access permission system, so only users with proper access permissions will be able to connect to the RDP/VNC/SSH resource. 
  • Auditing, with Splashtop Connector, all RDP/VNC/SSH connections will have session logs recorded. Splashtop Connector also supports video session recording. 

Best practices for deployment

1. Scalability

A single Splashtop Connector has its limitations of simultaneous RDP/VNC/SSH 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/VNC/SSH protocol. 
  • The machine where Splashtop Connector is deployed should be able to access the RDP/VNC/SSH machines via RDP/VNC/SSH protocol. For better security, you can open the RDP/VNC/SSH protocol over local LAN access only. 

3. Security

Grant access permission only to users that need to access these RDP/VNC/SSH machines. 




Download Splashtop Connector software

System requirements

  • Windows 7, 8, 10, 11, Windows Server 2012, 2016, 2019 (with .Net 4 or up)
  • RAM: 8G or up
  • Storage: 50G or up
  • Network
    • Routable to the RDP/VNC/SSH 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.  


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