I’ve been using the Microsoft RDP client for OSX for a couple of years now. It is functional, and allows you to easily connect to windows servers, and perform administration tasks on them. It does have a couple of limitations, the most crushing of which is the lack of an easy way to have two sessions connected at the same time. As I’m currently working on splitting out a database from an application server, and will be doing heavy development administration of both boxes, this limitation is a killer, so I’ve just done a google to find out my options.
Via the Blogosphere I found coRD (a Cocoa Remote Desktop tool).
It is great. Not only does it solve the problem of being able to connect to two servers at the same time, but it does it in a nice apple look and feel. Going to my remote desktops doesn’t make me shudder anymore.
The ability to keep all the servers in a single window, and then navigate through them is particularly useful. I also like the server drawer option. I’m not a big fan of using a full screen mode to a remote server, but it is available for those who do.
The only feature from the Microsoft RDP client that I miss is the automatic sharing of my drive. It made for an easy way to transfer files between the servers. I can still easily do this through the filesharing options available on the Mac, and I think I actually kinda prefer the more obvious sharing that is done that way.
Overall coRD is a great product, and I would recommend it for Mac users who have windows servers they need to work with.