Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) manages multiple remote desktop connections. It is useful for managing multiple systems where you need regular access to each machine. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) from the command line.

How to Install Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) Silently

Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) Silent Install

  1. Navigate to: https://download.sysinternals.com/files/RDCMan.zip
  2. Download & Copy the RDCMan.zip to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  4. Add the following lines:
Expand-Archive -Path '.\RDCMan.zip' -DestinationPath 'C:\Program Files\Sysinternals' -Force

$TargetFile = "$env:ProgramFiles\Sysinternals\RDCMan.exe"
$ShortcutFile = "$env:ALLUSERSPROFILE\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Remote Desktop Connection Manager.lnk"
$WScriptShell = New-Object -ComObject WScript.Shell
$Shortcut = $WScriptShell.CreateShortcut($ShortcutFile)
$Shortcut.TargetPath = $TargetFile
$Shortcut.Save()
  • Save the file to “C:\Downloads” and name it: Install-RDCMan.ps1
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  • Enter the following command:
    • Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy ByPass -File ".\Install-RDCMan.ps1"
  • Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) entries in the Start Menu and Installation Directory.

Software Title:Remote Desktop Connection Manager
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:2.8
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:ZIP
Silent Install Switch:Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy ByPass -File ".\Install-RDCMan.ps1"
Silent Uninstall Switch:Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy ByPass -File ".\Uninstall-RDCMan.ps1"
Download Link:https://download.sysinternals.com/files/RDCMan.zip
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/remote-desktop-connection-manager-rdcman-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7 Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7
  2. Download the rdcman.msi to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: MsiExec.exe /i rdcman.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Remote Desktop Connection Manager Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Remote Desktop Connection Manager
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i rdcman.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {0240359E-6A4C-4884-9E94-B397A02D893C} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {0240359E-6A4C-4884-9E94-B397A02D893C} /qn
Download Link:Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/remote-desktop-connection-manager-rdcman-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create an Installation Log File

The Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7 MSI installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

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Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7 Silent Install with Logging (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i rdcman.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\RDCMan-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) Silently

Check out the Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines:
## Remove Remote Desktop Connection Manager Start Menu Shortcut (If Present)
If (Test-Path -Path "$env:ALLUSERSPROFILE\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Remote Desktop Connection Manager.lnk") {
Remove-Item -Path "$env:ALLUSERSPROFILE\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Remote Desktop Connection Manager.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue 
}

## Remove Remote Desktop Connection Manager (If Present)
If (Test-Path -Path "$env:ProgramFiles\Sysinternals\RDCMan.exe") {
Remove-Item -Path "$env:ProgramFiles\Sysinternals\RDCMan.exe" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue 
}
  • Save the file to “C:\Downloads” and name it: Uninstall-RDCMan.ps1
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  • Enter the following command:
    • Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy ByPass -File ".\Uninstall-RDCMan.ps1"
  • Press Enter

Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7 Silent Uninstall (MSI)

  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Enter the following command:
MsiExec.exe /x {0240359E-6A4C-4884-9E94-B397A02D893C} /qn

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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