How To: Create a Microsoft Remote Desktop 8 Connection


On October 18th Microsoft released version 8 of it’s Remote Desktop app via the App Store. Which is great as the older version had been more than buggy & we’ve just started a project which requires users to RDP into VM’s.

Following Rich Troutons excellent steps I managed to download a copy that is App Store account free.

Next steps was to figure out how to deploy connections to this app. Well, that’d be a simple plist in ~/Library/Preferences right? Nope! Remember this is Microsoft (the people whom use a plist in the format of the windows registry…), so off armed with TextWrangler, Composer & steely determination I went about figuring this thing out.

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