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Provide RDP link for monitored windows nodes

Provide RDP link for monitored windows nodes

As per microsoft's Remote Desktop Client URI Scheme Support | Microsoft Docs  - I'd like to see this enabled for nodes within the management pane for monitored windows nodes. I think this is a pretty simple thing based on the IP in question. Thus we can go from

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This URI handler appears to only work on MacOS, iOS, and Android devices. It doesn't seem to work on Windows. Tested Edge, Chrome, and IE.

aLTeReGo​ is there another better equivalent? I searched a bit hoping something other than just engtoolset and the IE-only-RDP thing would exist for this.

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Nothing standardized across operating systems. Personally, I'm a fan of Apache Guacamole™

I was going to offer that NPM provides an RDP shortcut to any node--it's last icon on the right, in the group of remote access icons on the top right of a node's NPM page:

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But then I remembered Solarwinds only supports IE for this feature:

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And as everyone but Microsoft (and certain IT departments that are forced to keep IE 11 in play because legacy web apps don't play well with modern browsers) knows, IE isn't a modern/secure browser.  Cisco won't even let you open a TAC case with IE, and their reason isn't couched in subtlety:

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I'd say holy guacamole, but that is a bit of effort to save someone a couple clicks I probably will use it at home, though!

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aLTeReGo​ is there a way to reproduce the RDP link that is included on the centralized upgrade page?

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Well now, that changes things!

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That could certainly be possible, but note this is just a file download of a '.RDP' file. It's not a point, click, launch experience. It's point, click, download, double click on downloaded file, launch.