Command Line Interface for MSP360 Connect (Formerly Remote Desktop)

Installation

MSP360 Connect may be installed silently by executing the following command:

C:\path\to\the\installer.exe /S

The path to the installer and its name may be different. In case the installer was downloaded from MSP360 website it will be something like this:

%userprofile%\Downloads\RDSetup_v2.4.0.1_netv4.5.1_cXXXXXX.exe /S

Having installed MSP360 Connect, navigate to the folder that contains the product to execute other commands:

cd %ProgramFiles%\Connect

Available Commands

You can view a list of all available commands:

"Connect.exe" /?

The path to the Connect.exe may be different. By default, it will be something like this:

C:\Program Files\Connect.exe

Freeware Version Activation

To activate MSP360 Connect freeware, execute the following command:

"Connect.exe" activateLicense -email your@email.here -freeware

To avoid entering the email here you can also use the activation code - this code is provided on the download page on our website and also in the installer name (for example, if the name ends with _cXXXXXX.exe - the activation code is the XXXXXX):

"Connect.exe" activateLicense -tac XXXXXX -freeware

Generate Access Links

Executing either command will output an access link - the usage of the link is described in the next section of this article.

The whole procedure is as follows:

  • Create an access link on the remote host (the computer you will connect to)
  • Pass this link to the client computer (the computer where you connect from)
  • Optionally, save the link to use it in the future
  • Use the link to establish connection from the client computer to the remote host

General Access

To generate a link for Pin access (General Access), execute the following command:

"Connect.exe" configGeneralAccess [encrypted] [fullControl]
Parameter Description
- Generates a General Access link while keeping Encryption disabled and View Only permission for the remote client
encrypted Automatically enables Encryption for incoming connections
fullControl Automatically enables Full Controll permission for the remote client

Executing the command with the encrypted parameter multiple times does not regenerate the encryption key.

Unattended Access

To generate a link for the Unattended Access, execute the following command:

"Connect.exe" configUnattendedAccess [notEncrypted]
Parameter Description
- Generates an Unattended Access link and automatically enables Encryption
notEncrypted Generates an Unattended Access link while keeping Encryption disabled

Executing the command multiple times does not regenerate the encryption key.

Connect Using an Access Link

To establish a remote connection with an access link, execute the following command on the client side:

"Connect.exe" "access link"

Note: Make sure to keep the access link "in the quotes" to escape the slash characters it contains