How to Create your First RDP Connection using Thinfinity as a Jump Server

How to Create your First RDP Connection using Thinfinity as a Jump Server

1. Introduction

Welcome to this comprehensive guide designed to facilitate the setup of your initial RDP connection using Thinfinity® Workspace. Within this guide, we'll provide a detailed walkthrough on configuring Thinfinity® as a jump server, thereby allowing you to establish a connection to a distinct PC other than where Thinfinity® is installed.




*NOTE
As the connections are generated to a different machine. You can use this configuration with Thinfinity installed on any Windows machine with the following OS: Windows x64 Versions: 8, 8.1, 10, 11. Windows Server X64 Bits 2003/8/12/12R2/16/19/22. 


Let's proceed to successfully establish your first RDP connection.

2. Set Up an RDP Connection with Workspace 7

With Thinfinity® Workspace 7, you can easily create a Remote Desktop access from your web browser.
  1. In order to use this feature, you need to open the Thinfinity Configuration Manager already installed on your device. Then, select the HTTP Gateway connection and click on the Browse button. 

  1. Once you have clicked on it, you will be redirected to your default web browser, into Thinfinity® Workspace 7’s landing page.
  2. Click on the New Profile button.

  1. After that, you will be prompted to choose the type of connection you would like to establish. You will have four options to choose from:
            ○ Desktop
                 Access to a remote desktop or shared screen.

            ○ Application
                 Access to a remote app or intranet web app.

            ○ Web Folder
                 Share a folder on this PC.

            ○ Terminal
                 Access to a terminal or SSH terminal.


*NOTE
By default, the option Make this profile available to other users will be enabled. However, you can choose to disable it by moving the toggle.

  1. Select a connection type and click Next.

*NOTE
In this case, we will select the Desktop option, in order to start the Remote Desktop connection setup.



  1. Now we are able to create three types of connections:
            ○ RDP
                Access to a remote desktop using RDP.

            ○ VNC/RFB
                Access to a remote desktop using RDP.

            ○ Thinfinity VNC
                 Access to a remote shared screen using Thinfinity VNC.


*NOTE
In this case, we will create a Remote Desktop Protocol - RDP connection.
Select, again, and click Next.



  1. You can create the connection to the same PC by selecting This PC (The server where Thinfinity is installed), or to Another PC.

*NOTE
In this case, we will generate a connection to Another PC, so we have to click on the slice bar first.

  1. Include Remote Computer’s IP in the address section.

  1. At this step, you can select how you want to handle the credentials to access this resource.
    1. Credentials
      1. Use the authentication credentials.
      2. Ask for new credentials.
      3. Use these credentials.
          This will allow you to connect without being prompted for credentials every time you connect,
          but in this case, since we are not going to use this feature, click Connect and proceed.


  1. After this, you will be asked for the Remote Desktop credentials for the remote server. To reuse the connections, you have to log in on the Thinfinity ® Workspace 7 homepage before creating them.

  1. Enter a name for your profile.

  1. A box will appear requesting you to Rollback or Commit the changes, click on Commit.

  1. Now you can open the published application by going to “http://127.0.0.1:Port” and clicking on the newly created Profile:





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3. Conclusion

Congratulations on successfully setting up your first RDP connection using Thinfinity® Workspace 7. Remember, Thinfinity® Workspace 7 offers a wide range of features and possibilities that can
enhance your remote access experience.

Don't forget to check out our How to publish your first Remote app Guide and explore enhanced Thinfinity® Workspace 7 features.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our team.

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