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Use the File - Options - Types - RDP to control  the settings applied to an RDP session.


Options - Types - RDP

Options - Types - RDP




Remote Desktop




Select the RDP version you wish to use.


Select the default RDP cache mode to use:

Full mode: The protocol is full Windows 8 Remote Desktop protocol.

Thin client: The protocol is limited to using the Windows 7 with SP1 RemoteFX codec and a smaller cache. All other codecs are disabled. This protocol has the smallest memory footprint.

Small cache: The protocol is the same as FullMode, except it uses a smaller cache.

Change this mode to reduce the memory usage when you have multiple connections opened at the same time.

Log off method

Select the log off method between:


RDM Agent

Remote Desktop Services API


Screen sizing mode

Select the screen sizing mode between:

Auto scale resolution: Only with RDP 8 or later. The resolution is set at connect time and can be updated when the client-side resolution changes or when you switch from a session to another.

Fit RDP window (smart sizing): Scale the contents of the RDP session to fit the window as you drag the boarders.

Server resolution: Use the same resolution that is set on the remote computer.

None: No sizing mode is used.

Display mode

Select the default display that you want to use for your RDP sessions between:


Embedded (tabbed)



Load plug-ins in embedded mode

Indicate if you want to load the plug-ins in embedded mode. Select between:



Allow remote connection to handle empty password

This will allow the connection even if the password is empty and let the RDP connection handle the prompt for password. The application automatically prompt for the credentials when it detect an empty password and when this option is disabled. It can than reuse those credentials for an automatic logon.

Automatically logoff when disconnecting

Automatically log off your RDP session when disconnecting.

Disabled embedded RDP error message

This will prevent the error message from a lost RDP connections to be displayed to the user.

Use smart reconnect full screen

The smart reconnect will automatically reconnect your session on full screen.

Disable run dialog check

Disable the Ctrl-A keystroke (which would be used in automatic or macro mode when executing keystroke to disconnect from a session).





Use RDP gateway generic credentials

This will impose the usage of the generic credentials in the Windows Credential Repository instead of the domain credentials. Use for backward compatibility only.

Force full reconnect when Gateway is used

This will force a full reconnect of the session when a RD Gateway server is configure inside the RDP session.





Agent connection time out

Indicate the time that Remote Desktop Manager Jump needs to wait before the time out.





Force reconnect when monitor is changed while using work area display mode

When working with multiple monitors and connecting to RDP sessions it will automatically reconnect using the proper work area display mode.

Let host handle the credentials with "Open Prompt for credentials"

The host computer will handle the credentials when the connection will be establish using the Open Prompt for credentials.

Use old Remote Desktop Console Connection(before Windows XP SP3 and Vista SP1)

Use the connection console mode in external as it existed before Windows XP SP3 and Vista SP1. The most mstsc.exe parameter is different between theses two versions.