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Ability for Sessions Without Hostname Field Populated to Prompt for a Hostname When Opened + Extras

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Hey Guys -

This feature may already exist, but if so I haven't found out how to do it...

My Idea / Desire
I'd like the ability to add a sessions (any type to any folder) which I may pre-configure yet not enter a hostname. When it's session is opened, I'd like for it to then prompt me for a hostname to connect to. The hostname is NOT saved in the session so that the next time its run it would prompt again. Leaving the hostname field empty currently simply won't allow saving of the session.

Extra Credit

  • Automatically Paste From Clipboard - When opening one of these sessions and being prompted for the hostname, have it automatically paste whatevers in the clipboard in the hostname field if it seems to be in a netbios or FQDN format. This option could perhaps be disabled in global or per-session settings
  • Prompt to Save Into New Session - Once one of the sessions is closed, it would be nice to have an optional prompt appear asking if I'd like to save the used hostname/session as a separate session and if so allow me to choose the folder to save it into. The session which prompted would remain unchanged so that on next run it would still prompt.
  • Prompt for Desired Credentials - When configuring this feature, it would be great to have a credential option to prompt for desired credentials from repo or manual entry. Still, my hope is that multiple sessions like this would be possible so I could just pre-configure a few in various folders with different credentials already set so really doesn't matter

Why I Think it Would Be Useful
I have numerous entries which use a variety of protocols (mostly RDP, VNC, & SSH) for which each has a defined host. Especially when troubleshooting, I often must either create "one-time" entries which I delete later or use standard tools outside of RDM to connect. This feature would mean I could still use RDM for all my session needs plus be able to easily have my credentials and settings re-entered.

Just an idea. If anyone knows how to do this already, please let me know. I'm sure there's a workaround using variables, but thought I'd suggest how I imagined it.


Clock4 yrs


The secret is to use the QuickConnect feature.

Simply create templates for all of the technologies that you use, the trick is instead of the host name to use the $QUICKCONNECT$ variable.

Then in the quickconnect toolbar, you have a drop down which will list RDP, VNC and Web Browser, followed by the list of templates that you have.


Simply select the template, type in the host/ip in the quick connect bar, then hit the connect button.

Best regards,

Maurice Côté


Clock4 yrs