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What's New

NoMachine 6 for remote desktop to Windows, Mac & Linux

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If you're curious about what's new in NoMachine, you're in the right place. Here’s an overview of some of the most important enhancements in the latest version.

Improved Wayland Support

Connections to physical desktops running on the default display server protocol for more recent Linux distributions are now improved. NoMachine’s standard features of screen blanking and automatic screen lock are available for Gnome sessions on Wayland, and multiple monitor support has also been added.

Profiles on Cloud Server

For multi-server environments where access is centralized and controlled by NoMachine Cloud Server, administrators can further organize resources by defining profiles for a specific group of servers to restrict or even forbid access to users.

Displaying the number of connected users

When servers have been added to Cloud Server gateway, it’s now possible to see how many users are currently connected on each of the child servers. This allows users to distinguish which hosts are currently available or in use, a feature particularly useful when accessing a pool of desktop servers but a specific host hasn’t been assigned.

Multi-factor authentication support

Seamless integration with multi-factor authentication tools such as Duo and PAM-OKTA further hardens NoMachine’s two-factor authentication support, allowing IT Admins to leverage NoMachine’s wide variety of authentication methods to tighten security around remote access to corporate data.

Browser-based access for all Enterprise products

Web-based access is available in all products: Enterprise Desktop, Cloud Server and the Terminal Server suite. Remote users connecting from clientless endpoints can now connect to the desktop environment via any HTML-enabled browser.

New Cloud Server

The decision to extend browser-based access to our other products allows us to reposition the Cloud Server with a brand new feature-set. Cloud Server becomes a connection broker to all other NoMachine servers and foreign hosts and sits at the top of the NoMachine product hierarchy in the eponymous product suite. It consolidates the entire NoMachine server stack, providing centralized access to all other servers in the NoMachine infrastructure.

Streamlined product families

Linux virtual desktop is now exclusive to the Linux Terminal Server family with Enterprise Terminal Server at the helm, replacing both Enterprise Server and Cloud Server for Linux version 5 when used to run virtual Linux desktop sessions. Enterprise Terminal Server offers load-balancing of Terminal Server Nodes and failover as its predecessors did with the additional bonus of browser-based access.


From version 6, the standalone Workstation and Terminal Server products can function as servers of Cloud Server. Customers using either of these products in version 5, or earlier, as nodes in their NoMachine cluster have the option to replace them with Terminal Server Nodes. Enterprise Desktop continues to provide remote desktop access on Linux, Windows and Mac, and function as a server of Cloud Server.

Support for H.264 in WebRTC

More exciting news for users connecting to the remote desktop via the browser. Web-based sessions can be streamed using the H.264 encoder on the server, provided the browser on the connecting client also supports the codec. Benefits of using H.264 encoding are reduced bandwidth usage and less CPU consumption - useful for less powerful computers and where network conditions are not as favourable as expected.

Automatic reconnection

Great news for NoMachine users who roam between networks at the office. NoMachine automatically tries to reconnect you when the connection is lost. So for users who move between WIFI networks whilst working or when the connecting client goes into sleep mode, NoMachine handles the reconnection without the need for user intervention.

Easily toggle your desktop's availability

Access to the local desktop and requests to connect can now be easily disabled for as long as the owner chooses, or until the desktop is closed, without having to stop the NoMachine services entirely.

Automatic detection for Proxy server

NoMachine detects whether there is a Proxy server in place on the local network through which outgoing traffic has to be tunneled. This is especially useful for those connecting from home and have configured a proxy server to screen their IP address, or when connecting from networks which have a logon requirement in order to gain access.

Raspberry support

Raspberry has officially been added to our list of supported platforms. Both RPi2 and RPi3 models can be used as connecting clients as well as pocket-sized servers. Depending on your set-up and needs you can choose from the free-to-download NoMachine & Enterprise Client products, as well as Enterprise Desktop.

Enhancements to clustered servers and failback mechanisms

Set-up of clustered environments is improved for admins with the use of GUIDs to identify failover clusters and facilitate installation of new servers to a NoMachine server federation. Additionally, primary and secondary roles can be restored according to connection saturation on the servers during failback.

Pre-configurable web sessions

Administrators can provide users with pre-configured connection files to easily connect their desktops and applications via web. It’s possible to define session type, screen resolution, display quality and more in advance to avoid customizing the session at every login. This allows admins to reduce manual configuration by the end user to the minimum.