CloudRadial menu items can open any URL protocol that the browser supports. While most menu items start with "https:", they can also reference protocols handled by the local computer. These protocols are defined at the local machine level and can be different for every workstation.
For example, if you Microsoft Teams is installed locally, you can create a menu item with the following link URL:
Typing this link in a browser will open the local version of Microsoft Teams rather than the web version. This works on both Windows and Mac computers.
For Windows, these protocols are defined in the Windows registry and you can define your own protocols. These protocols allow users to run locally installed programs on their computer from links on the CloudRadial menu.
Creating Your Own Protocol
To create your own protocol such as "rdpgo", use the registry editor (or define through your RMM) the following keys:
Then, define the following values (all strings):
- HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\rdpgo\Default - URL:rdpgo Protocol
- HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\rdpgo\URL Protocol - leave blank, just create the value
- HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\rdpgo\shell\open\command\Default - "mstsc.exe" "C:\path-to-location-of-file\Default.rdp"
Once you have created these registry settings, you can define a menu item with the following link URL:
When the menu item is clicked in CloudRadial, the browser will know to open Remote Desktop on the local computer.