Downloads of v 3.0.12:


Last Update:

23 Jul 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Avian Waves LLC


RemoteDesktop RDP RDTabs remoting remote desktop

RD Tabs

3.0.12 | Updated: 23 Jul 2018



Downloads of v 3.0.12:



Software Author(s):

  • Avian Waves LLC

RD Tabs 3.0.12

This Package Contains an Exempted Check

1 Test Passing and 1 Exempted Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exempt:

Requires .Net 4.5.2 which requires a reboot.

To install RD Tabs, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade RD Tabs, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall RD Tabs, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade rdtabs -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade rdtabs -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure rdtabs installed
    name: rdtabs
    state: present
    version: 3.0.12
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'rdtabs' do
  action    :install
  version  '3.0.12'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: rdtabs,
    Version: 3.0.12,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller rdtabs
   Name     = 'rdtabs'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3.0.12'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'rdtabs':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3.0.12',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install rdtabs version="3.0.12" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 23 Jul 2018.


RD Tabs is the original advanced multi-tabbed Windows Remote Desktop client and connection manager. It started back in 2006 with a simple idea: bring the then new idea of tabbed web browsers to remote desktop. From there, a way to remember saved session properties that was superior to a bunch of .rdp files was added (favorites), including the ability to batch edit multiple favorites at a time, making management of stored passwords simple. But why stop there? Features allowing split-screen, multiple Windows, scaled desktop sizes were added. Now in present day more advanced features are coming fast. From an integrated PowerShell scripting engine, to colored tabs for organization, RD Tabs makes a System Administrator’s life so much easier.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url        = ''
$url64      = ''

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  url           = $url
  url64bit      = $url64

  softwareName  = 'RD Tabs'

  checksum      = '5d18c1fa29f20c0fed73b7f69f982095402f9b551b640bc3057135866ec129d4'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  checksum64    = '5d18c1fa29f20c0fed73b7f69f982095402f9b551b640bc3057135866ec129d4'
  checksumType64= 'sha256'

  silentArgs    = "-quiet"
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = 'RD Tabs'
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  silentArgs    = "-quiet"
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641) #

$uninstalled = $false

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % { 
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
    if ($packageArgs['fileType'] -eq 'MSI') {
      $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($_.PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"
      $packageArgs['file'] = ''

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
RD Tabs 3.0.11 190 Sunday, June 10, 2018 Approved
RD Tabs 3.0.10 281 Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Approved
RD Tabs 3.0.9 242 Sunday, March 25, 2018 Approved
RD Tabs 3.0.7 290 Thursday, February 22, 2018 Approved
RD Tabs 2.1.25 787 Friday, January 16, 2015 Approved


  • Fixed bug: If you set a custom resolution larger than 1600x1200 in the Default Connection Properties, the first tab opened after launch would be restricted to a maximum of 1600x1200.
  • Added missing disconnection code 50331698.
  • Added dates of the loaded restore file to the notification of restoring a configuration from automatic backup. This will help you determine how much data you may lose in this event.


  • Fixed bug: RD Tabs prevented importing favorites from exports created in 2.1.x. It should have let it go through with only a warning and not a hard block.


  • Fixed bug: an arithmetic overflow was possible under certain conditions when closing a tab.
  • Fixed bug: various DPI display issues when running in native high DPI mode on a system with a high DPI display.


  • Fixed bug: when reconnecting after network interruption, sometimes the connecting spinner animation would not stop after the connection was reestablished.
  • Added additional diagnostic information to crash error reports and included a short walkthrough message on how to repair a corrupt installation when it's detected in certain scenarios that have been reported by at least two users upgrading from 2.x RD Tabs.

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