2019-01-10 by Gillian Johnson
How to Use Aireforge Studio as a Free RDP & SSMS Manager
Working with an estate of hundreds of servers? Finding it difficult to keep a shared, central list of server information up to date?
Everyone seems to have their own solution for maintaining the details their team needs for SQL Server Management Studio/Remote Desktop. Maybe you store this information in a spreadsheet or text file on a shared network drive, have a local copy, or use a specialised separate program to coordinate this knowledge. Maybe you even have it printed out and taped to the wall!
All these methods come with their pros and cons, but besides the pricier options, most require regular manual work. We've got another way for you to try, and it's free.
How Aireforge Studio can help
When using Aireforge Studio, you start by setting up all your servers in the Estate module. The list then becomes your central workspace for you to compare settings, run health checks, scripts etc.
To launch SSMS or Remote Desktop, there's a right-click option, then the relevant address details are pre-populated. No more moving between documents or copy and paste! You can even give servers friendly names to make your workspace faster to navigate.
For teams, there's an alternative to a centralised document: share a secure, password protected Aireforge profile. That way, you're only inputting this data once and everyone is always getting the recent information.
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