Tsclient. Read About the Parallels RDP Client for Windows

Tsclient is the executable name for the Parallels® RAS Client for Windows. It is lightweight, easy-to-install and leverages the capabilities of Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). If you’re just getting started with Parallels RAS or you’ve used it before, you may be thinking, How does Parallels RAS deliver an exceptional Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution? Well, the answer lies in the Tsclient.

Use Cases for using tsclient (Parallels Client for Windows) 

The Parallels Client for Windows allows you to access Windows applications, data, as well as desktops on any device from anywhere. Some of its basic use cases are:  

You can use the Parallels Client for Windows to apply client policies which allows easy management and restriction of settings. These policies ensure that clients can only access their designated resources in the Parallels RAS Farm. 

The Parallels Client can also be used to enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) to increase security. It allows users to choose their desired security verification methods like SMS, email, push notifications, or phone callbacks and customizes one-time password (OTP) experience.  

Yet another use case of the Parallels Client for Windows is support for Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) to provide single sign on capabilities to users by decoupling the service provider and the identity provider 

The Parallels Client session prelaunch uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) allowing it to analyze user habits and prelaunch Parallels RAS sessions even before a user manually requests to do so. This can help reduce login and connect time to the virtual workspace.  

The benefits of using  the Parallels Client for Windows are:  

Microsoft RDP Client Limitations

In a remote desktop connection setup, users need an RDP client, while the remote machine runs an RDP server. Today, Microsoft RDP client enjoys widespread adoption because it exists for many platforms, including macOS, iOS and Android. Microsoft RDP client has also undergone many updates to make it simpler, flexible and secure.

Despite these advantages, Microsoft RDP client has some limitations, such as:

Parallels Client for Windows (Tsclient) – Exceptional Features

Tsclient offers unique features such as:

How to Install and Launch the Parallels Client (Tsclient)

Installing Parallels Windows Client is straightforward:

  1. Launch your browser, and point to Parallels Client for Windows downloads section.
  1. Select the appropriate client installation file under the Windows tab, and download it on your PC.
  1. Locate the downloaded .msi file on your local PC, and double-click it.
  1. Click Next to launch the installation process.
  1. Accept the License Agreement, and click Next to proceed.
  1. Choose the appropriate installation location on your PC for the Tsclient, and click Next.
  1. Choose whether you’d like to use the Single Sign-On (SSO) component or not, and click Next.
  1. Click Install to start copying the installation files.
  1. Click Finish to complete the installation.
  1. When you launch the Tsclient for the first time, you must configure the new RDP connection. Click Yes to proceed, and specify the following:

Download your Parallels Client for Windows today, and experience an excellent VDI experience on any device!




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