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Options Advanced


Use the File Options Advanced tab to control the application behavior as it pertains to low level settings.

Options - Advanced

Options - Advanced





Debug level

Set the level of debugging information that Remote Desktop Manager will capture. This should only be modified upon request from a Devolutions support technician as it might cause your system to slow down .


The logs can be saved in a file or in a database file. Select between:

Both: Logs will be saved in a text file and in a database file.

Database: Logs will be saved in a file named RemoteDesktopManager.log.db. The file is located in the installation folder of the application.

File: Logs will be saved in a file named RemoteDesktopManager.log. The file is located in the installation folder of the application.

Connection constructor

The connection constructor is used for memory optimization when using legacy. We strongly recommend to leave this option at Default. Only change this option upon request from a Devolutions support technician.

Offline engine

You can choose your Offline engine between the SQLite or OpenMCDF. Only change this option upon request from a Devolutions support technician.

Force "localhost" when using VPN dynamic port

Forces the use of "localhost" when using the VPN dynamic port.

Confirm on multiple session open if open count greater than

Select a target number where mass opening sessions will demand confirmation.

Other Options - Connections



Auto close embedded tab on disconnect

Automatically closes all tabs for embedded sessions when they are disconnected.

Confirm on multiple sessions open

When opening more than one session you will be presented with a confirmation dialog. This typically occurs when doing an Open session on a folder.

Disable embedded 32 shell execute

Disable the shell embedded 32 execute in Windows for embedded sessions.

Disable logoff confirmation message

When pressing the logoff button in an embedded RDP session, Remote Desktop Manager, will disconnect the session without the logoff confirmation message.

Disable multi-thread loading

This setting allows Remote Desktop Manager to use multiple threads to load the data. Disabling this option will decrease the performance.

Disable multi-thread offline file

This setting allows Remote Desktop Manager to use multiple threads in offline file. Disabling this option will decrease the performance.

Disable RDP virtual channel

Turning off virtual channel disables some Remote Desktop Services features such as clipboard and printer redirection.

Enable advanced Logging for Telnet and SSH (AdvancedTelnetSSH.log)

This option creates an AdvancedTelnetSSH.log file in %LocalAppData%\Devolutions\RemoteDesktopManager. This file can be helpful when retrieving logs for Telnet/SSH connections.

Enable offline read/write locks

Activate locks for the Offline read/write rights.

Ensure that KeePass is running

Validate that KeePass is running on your computer before accessing any KeePass data.

Force refresh before edit entry

Perform a refresh of the entry before entering in edit mode. This is useful in a multi-user environment with a shared data sources. This ensure that you are editing the most recent version of the entry.

Force restore application with desktop shortcut

When double-clicking on the desktop shortcut it will restore the application that is already open. If the option is unchecked a second Remote Desktop Manager window will open.

Open shortcut session silent

Disable the command line warning message when using a shortcut.

Use connection loader optimization

Only enable this option upon request from our Support team.

Use DirectX rendering in VNC

By default this option is enabled to use DirectX rendering when available for VNC connection.

Use NTFS Encryption for Offline mode

When using Offline Mode, a local file is created to hold a copy of the data source. If this is enabled the local file is encrypted using the built-in NTFS encryption of Windows. This setting may cause delays when accessing the data source because the local file is refreshed on every access.

Use Secret Server Legacy Interface

Enable to use the Secret Server Legacy interface.

Other Options - General



Allow multiple instances

Allows more than one instance of Remote Desktop Manager to run concurrently. This is not a recommended practice.

Allow non upgraded data source

Allow Remote Desktop Manager to work on an older data source that has not being upgraded.

Confirm on drag and drop move

When session(s) are moved by drag and drop, a confirmation message will appear to confirm the move.

Disable Analytics

Disable the computational analysis of data or statistics.

Disable stack trace

Disable the stack trace details when an error occurs in Remote Desktop Manager. This is a security feature.

Focus content on application activation

Set focus on the last embedded session when the application is activated.

Use application directory for local play list

Use the installation folder to save the local play list that has been created.

Use application directory for offline cache

Use the installation folder to save the offline cache file.

Other Options - UI Options



Always show "Go Offline" button

Always display the "Go Offline" button in the status bar when Offline Mode is active.

Disable custom images

Disable the loading of any custom images in the tree view. Too many custom images could dramatically increase the size of the data source and increase the load time at the same time.

Expand all tree nodes on select credential entry

After creating a new credential entry, the tree nodes expands automatically.

Hide last opened play list in play list management

Hide the last opened play list at startup in the play list dialog.

Use old entry sort

Use the old entry sort from previous version of Remote Desktop Manager.




Created on

Creation date of Remote Desktop Manager configuration folder.


Source of Remote Desktop Manager configuration settings.


Shortcut to access the configuration folder directly.