While sysadmins and other vital IT specialists don’t always see eye-to-eye with their bosses (as was hilariously illustrated in Sysadminotaur #64), there is one thing that everyone agrees on: saving time is a good thing!
That’s why, since we launched Remote Desktop Manager (RDM) more than 10 years ago, we’ve remained preoccupied — okay, obsessed — with helping you become more efficient. That way, you have more time to take care of other priority tasks, like implementing password management best practices and answering our latest poll question.
What to Store in RDM
To make sure that you’re saving the most time possible in your hectic day, here’s an overview by entry type of the information you can easily add in RDM and access anytime you need it.
Entry Type: Sessions
RDM separates sessions into 4 sub-categories: Remote Connections, Virtualization, Cloud Explorer, and Other.
- Remote Connections
Remote connections are used to connect to remote systems, including computers, switches, Servers, printers, etc. RDM currently integrates with many remote desktop and remote support tools, as well as many protocols, such as: Microsoft Remote Desktop, Microsoft Remote Assistance, pcAnywhere, TeamViewer, VNC, Putty (SSH), and the list goes on.
Virtualization connections include local virtual machine tools and server tools. RDM supports several virtualization solutions, including tools from Microsoft, VMware, Oracle and more.
- Cloud Explorer
Cloud Explorer entries are used to connect to public object storage repositories like Amazon S3 Explorer, Azure Storage Explorer, Azure Table Storage Explorer, Dropbox, OneDrive Explorer, Google Drive, etc.
As you hopefully know, we’re always integrating more tools into RDM (and many of them are the result of feedback and suggestions from our community). When a tool doesn’t fit any of the above sub-categories, it goes into “Other”. Here’s a snapshot of what you’ll find in this (constantly growing) category:
Entry Type: InformationThe information category was created to keep your sensitive data safe. This is where you can store data like:
- Alarm Codes
- Credit Cards Numbers
- Bank Information
- Web Logins (company account credentials)
- Serial Numbers
Entry Type: ContactsThe contact category is where you can store the vital details for your contacts, including names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and more. To help keep things organized, we’ve created 7 types of contacts:
Entry Type: CredentialsThe credentials category is where you can securely store all of your usernames and passwords. You can either use the password manager included in RDM or your favorite password manager. If you don’t know which one to use, then I would recommend reading my colleague Jenny’s excellent article that compares the most popular password managers — you’ll find it here.
Entry Type: DocumentsThe documents category is where you can store any type of document directly in the data source, such as:
- Office Documents
- …and more