We are very happy and pleased to inform you that RDPlus version 12 is now publicly available!
Here are some new things you will love:
– 2FA extension (see our documentation here – Page 239 ) – Home page is now a dashboard, allowing the administrator to instantly check the status of his RDPlus server and respond quickly (restart web servers, update RDPlus, identify a known issue, see user session, etc…) – Main menu and all RDPlus features have been reorganized and are now accessible quicker and easier – Application publishing has been completely redesigned – And a lot more to come soon, including redesigned and integrated Farm management and advanced settings control.
This new version is the best version of RDPlus ever released, and we hope you will love it as much as our beta testers and early adopters do!
RDPlus 11.70 release announcement:
This new release is including major security enhancements:
RDPlus Alternate Shell: Following the October 10 Windows Update, administrators allowing their users to start a Remote Desktop saw the Windows shell as an issue. The main problem resides in the session opening/black screen issue when a complete desktop is assigned to multiple users on Windows 10 and Server 2016.
To protect our customers, we decided to invest in a technical solution which is eliminating these Windows shell issues: The RDPlus Alternate shell. It provides features and graphical experience similar to Windows 2016 Windows shell, such as the display of the 2016 Start button and taskbar. Therefore, on W10 or 2016, RDPlus remote users can enjoy the Desktop experience on the latest’s release of Windows version without experiencing Windows shell issues.
Thus, for administrators managing 10 users or more on these Operating Systems we recommend you activate the WinXshell alternate shell on the Session Opening preference tile located under the Server tab of the Administrator Tool:
It is now possible to speed up users logons by disabling per user services on the Session Management and Local Group Policies tile:
Application Control: Customization of the minimized buttons display is now possible on the Customize Taskbar tile under the Applications tab. You can either show or hide Systray Notifications area and specify minimized buttons positions: on the right side, the centre or the left side of the screen. The administrator can even decide to display it on top of the user screen instead of the default bottom side:
RDPlus 11.60 release announcement
This version is optimized for Windows 2016 and Windows 10 latest releases. Microsoft never sleeps and rolled out its new major Update (version 1809) this week. RDPlus 11.60 fully benefits from these new Window enhancements and has included the proper feature to outperform in W10 / 2016 environments. The new RDPlus Alternate Shell enable can be selected to replace the Windows Shell and this simple enhancement avoid to use too many server resources. The RemoteApp support has also been greatly improved to deliver a great users experience.
Great new enhancements were made to RDS-Knight, the included cyber security add-on, available in a free trial version. The new 3.0 release is officially available and includes great new features:
Anti-Ransomware Protection: this game-changing feature is exclusively included free of charge in the latest version of RDS-Knight ULTIMATE Protection. RDS-Knight provides a powerful cyber weapon that efficiently DETECTS, BLOCKS and PREVENTS ransomware attacks. RDS-Knight reacts as soon as it detects ransomware on your session. It quickly scans your disk(s) and displays the file(s) or program(s) responsible, in addition to providing a list of the infected items. RDS-Knight automatically stops the attack, and quarantines the program(s) along with the file(s) encrypted before its intervention. Only the administrator can whitelist them. RDS-Knight prevents catastrophic events for businesses by removing ransomware at an early stage. The administrator has access to information regarding the source of the attack and running processes, and therefore learns how to anticipate these threats.
In addition, RDS-Knight takes into account the most common crypto methods as well as foreseeable changes for an optimal protection. RDS-Knight Anti-Ransomware action allows quick response, limited damage, increased awareness and time savings with respect to data recovery.
Brute-Force and Homeland Protection were extended to VNC: with RDS-Knight 3.0, the well known VNC security holes are closed. You can also enjoy a high level of protection against VNC hackers and other countries and/or brute force attacks.
Homeland protection before a session-opening: RDS-Knight 3.0 detects and blocks blacklisted countries’ IPs trying to connect even before the session opens.
RDPlus 11.50 release announcement
Automatic Updates: When the administrator checks for a RDPlus update on the AdminTool, it now automatically downloads and applies it when requested.
Local Devices:. On the Local Resources tab of the Client Generator, all local devices are now pre-selected by default to ease the COM ports or printer’s redirection.
The Session Management and Local Group Policies (GPO) code has been rewritten and simplified in order to ease the Administrator’s task.
The latest HTML5 code has been included.
The latest RDS-Knight version which offers 5 strong Security features is available on the Security tab of the AdminTool as a trial.
RDPlus 11.40 release announcement
This is a major release which brings powerful security additions and enhancements:
The Client Generator has been redesigned to be numerically signed and to avoid false/positive antiviruses reactions. Instead of a “.exe” program, the new Client Generator is creating a flat encrypted file with the extension “.connect”:
As a pre-requisite on client side, a signed program named “Setup-ConnectionClient.exe” has to be installed. This program is available on this path in the RDPlus program folder: RDPlus\Clients\WindowsClient or by downloading it. It will locally open the required RDPlus client. Then, the user will just have to double click on the “.connect” file to start his session.
RDPlus strong security Add-On RDS-Knight is now included in RDPlus as a trial version. When installing RDPlus 11.40 program or Update Release, you will have the choice to install it or not:It will create an icon on your Desktop, which allows you to launch it. RDPlus Security tab also includes a tile to start RDS-Knight:
Brute-force Attacks on the Web Portal are now blocked when users enter wrong credentials. After 10 failed attempts during a period of 10 minutes, the Web Portal will prohibit the logon for 20 minutes (default settings). All blocked connections and logs are visible on the Brute-Force Defender tile of RDS-Knight Ultimate Protection, see this documentation for more information.
More security enhancements were made: Security audits were taken, and components updates were made to even more improve users safety.
Display enhancements were also made:
Application publishing: The administrator can now move up or down declared applications for a better presentation on the Floating Panel.
The RDPlus Taskbar’s customization tile has been enhanced to enable the change of minimized buttons position on the taskbar (on top of the screen, on the bottom, on the right, the left side, or in the center).
Due to ongoing issues with false Anti-virus detections/quarantines on remote links generated using RDPlus Client Generator, we have had to change the way our client generated links work.
As a pre-requisite on client side, a signed program named “Setup-ConnectionClient.exe” now has to be installed. This program is available on the below path in the RDPlus program folder: RDPlus\Clients\WindowsClient or alternately you can download it from here. It will locally install the required RDPlus client. Then, the user will just have to double click on the “.connect” file to start his session.
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