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Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP)

Description

 

This entry is used to define and configure a Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) session.

 

Auto Login

Built in

Copy Password

 

Credential Repository

Embedded Mode

External Mode

 

Full Screen

Support Host

Multi Monitor Support

 

Show Opened Session

Support BeforeDisconnectEvent

Support Logging

 

Support Reconnect

Support AfterDisconnectEvent

Batch Edit

 

Settings

 

General

Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) - General

Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) - General

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Computer

Enter the hostname or IP address of the remote computer.

Ellipsis button

Provides the list of computers discovered on your network. This can take a few moments to generate.

Port

Click on the link to modify the port number. Set the port to 0 to use the default port.

Port generator

Click on the icon to display the Port Generator.

RDP Type

Select the RDP session type. Select between:

Normal

Azure

Hyper-V (embedded only)

Username

Enter the username to connect to the remote computer.

Domain

Enter the domain to connect to the remote computer.

Open console (Admin mode)

Connect to the console session of a server using Remote Desktop for Administration. Normally required for TS Session Hosts only, please consult Note 1

Always ask for credentials

Always ask for credentials when connecting to the remote computer.

Store password in the database

Store the password in the database.

View / Hide Password

Click on the view icon to view your password.

Click on the hide icon to hide your password.

Password Generator

Click on the icon to display the Password Generator.

Password Analyzer

Indicates the strength of the password.

Store password on the local computer

Use the Windows Credential Manager to store passwords. It is not the best option because it has the following limitations:

The Credential Manager will hold only one entry per host, therefore if you have multiple sessions towards the same host, the last saved entry will overwrite whatever was stored.

The one host limitation ignores the port, therefore multiple sessions towards the same host, but with different ports, will conflict as well. Last saved entry overrides whatever was stored.

 

Display

Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) - Display

Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) - Display

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Remote Desktop Size

Select the screen size for the remote computer.

Center on screen

Center the session screen will be center in the middle of the screen. External mode only.

Custom width

Specify a custom width number for the screen size.

Custom height

Specify a custom height number for the screen size.

Screen sizing mode

Scale the client window display of the desktop when resizing between:

Scrollbar

Smart reconnect (reconnect the session when the window size changes)

Smart sizing (stretch the remote display to fit the window)

Span on multiple screens if possible

Increase the remote display size to use multiple screens. External mode only.

Use all my monitors for the remote session

Use all available monitors to display the remote session. External mode only.

Use advanced location (winposstr)

Specify the position of the remote desktop window. For more information, please consult winposstr.

Colors

Select the color quality when connected on the remote computer.

Display the connection bar when in full screen mode

Display the connection bar at the top of your screen in full screen size mode.

Connection bar pinned (full screen)

Fix the connection bar at the top of the screen.

 

Local Resources

Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) - Local Resources

Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) - Local Resources

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Remote computer sound

Indicate what to do with the sound on the remote computer. Select between:

Bring to this computer

Do not play

Leave at remote computer

Remote audio recording

Indicate what to do with the audio recording on the remote computer. Select between:

Do not record

Record from this computer

Keyboard

Specify how key combination should be executed. Select between:

On the local computer

On the remote computer

In full screen mode only

Local devices and resources

Select the devices and resources that you wish to use on the remote computer. Select between:

Printers

Serial Ports

Hard drives

Clipboard

Prompt for selected resources (Only available in external mode)

Other supported Plug and Play (PnP) devices

Smart cards

All drives

Select this option if you want all of your drives to be present on the remote computer.

Specific drives

Select one or more specific drive that you want to be present on the remote computer.

 

Programs

Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) - Programs

Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) - Programs

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Start the following program on connection (alternate shell)

Enable to specify a program to launch on the remote computer when the connection is established.

Program path and filename

Specify the program path and filename to start when the connection is established.

Start in the following folder

Specify the working folder used by the program in the previous step.

Use RemoteApp (seamless mode)

Open an rdp connection, starts a specified program, maximizes the application window and runs without the windows desktop.

Program

Specify the program for the RemoteApp.

Parameters

Specify the parameters for the RemoteApp.

Execute the following program after login

Enable if you wish to automatically run a program immediately after login.

 

Experience

Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) - Experience

Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) - Experience

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Choose the connection speed to optimize performance

Specify the connection speed to use to optimize the remote session performance. Select between:

Default

Modem (56 kbps)

Low-speed broadcast (256 kbps - 2 Mbps)

Satellite (2-16 Mbps with high latency)

High-speed broadcast (2-10 Mbps)

WAN (>10 Mbps with high latency)

LAN (> 10 Mbps with low latency)

Allow the following

Enable the following features on the remote computer:

Desktop background

Font smoothing

Desktop composition

Show contents of window while dragging

Menu and window animation

Themes

Bitmap caching

Redirect DirectX

Redirect video playback

Load plug-ins in embedded mode

Enable data compression

Detect network automatically

Detect bandwith automatically

Reconnect if connection is dropped

Cache

Select the type of cache that will be use for the remote session:

Default: Use the value set in File - Options - Type - RDP - Cache.

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

Thin client: This 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: This protocol is the same as Full mode, except it uses a smaller cache.

Keep alive

Data will be sent to the remote computer to keep the session alive. You can determinate the time between that and when the data is send. This option is only available in embedded mode.

 

Connection

Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) - Connection

Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) - Connection

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Server authentication verifies that you are connecting to the intended remote computer

If the actual verification does not meet minimum policy requirements, select what needs to be done by the remote computer between the following:

Connect and don't warn me

Do not connect

Warn me

Activate network level authentication (SingleSignOn)

Network Level Authentication completes user authentication before you establish a remote session and the logon screen appears. This is a more secure authentication method.

Automatically detect RD Gateway server settings

The RD Gateway server settings will be detected by the application automatically.

Use these RD Gateway server settings

Indicate the specific settings to connect on the RD Gateway server.

Server name

Enter the RD Gateway server name.

Logon method

Select the logon method between:

Ask for password (NTLM)

Smart card

Allow me to select later

Use a gateway access token

Gateway access token

Provide the access token if the Logon method is set to Use a gateway access token.

Open gateway only when unable to ping host

Establish a connection with the RD Gateway server only when it is not possible to ping the remote computer.

Bypass RD Gateway server for local addresses

Bypass the RD Gateway server when connecting on a remote computer who has a local IP address.

Use my RD Gateway credentials for remote computer

Use your personal RD Gateway credentials to connect on the remote computer.

Credentials

See RDP Gateway credentials section below.

Do not use RD Gateway server

Don't use any RD Gateway server to connect on the remote computer.

 

RDP Gateway credentials

Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) - Gateway Credentials

Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) - Gateway Credentials

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Use custom credentials

Use a specific user name, domain and store the password on the local computer or store the password in the database.

Store password on the local computer

This will use the Windows Credential Manager. It is not the best option because it has the following limitations:

The Credential Manager will hold only one entry per host, therefore if you have multiple sessions towards the same host, the last saved entry will overwrite whatever was stored.

The one host limitation ignores the port, therefore multiple sessions towards the same host, but with different ports, will conflict as well. Last saved entry overrides whatever was stored.

Store password in the database

The password will be store in the database.

Use credential repository

Use a linked credential entry. Please consult our Credentials topic for more information.

Use my personal credentials

Use the credentials stored in My Personal Credentials.

Use private vault search

Use the Search string to search for credential entries in the private vault.

 

Advanced

Microsoft Remote Desktop - (RDP) - Advanced

Microsoft Remote Desktop - (RDP) - Advanced

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Enable CredSSP support

RDP will use the Credential Security Support Provider (CredSSP) for the authentication on the remote computer. Select between:

Default

True

False

Log off mode

Select the log off method between:

Default

Automatic

RDM Agent

Remote Desktop Services API

Macro

Automatically logoff when disconnecting

Automatically log off your RDP session when disconnecting.

Reconnect mode

Select the reconnect behavior. Select between:

Default

Full

Smart reconnect

Legacy

RDP Version

Select the Remote Desktop Protocol version.

Keyboard layout

Click on the link to modify the Remote Desktop keyboard layout that you want to use on the remote computer.

Minimal input send interval

Set the minimum time in milliseconds between the input is send to the remote computer.

Background input

The remote computer can accept input even when the focus is not on the session.

Use Thinstuff TSX Connection client

Use Thinstuff TSX for seamless mode.

Enable super pan

Enabling super pan will take the entirety of your screen for the RDM session.

Public mode

Public mode is a security feature that limits the security information stored on the remote station. It also limits the amount of time this information can be stored.

Workspace ID

Enter the Workspace ID that contain the setting associate to the RemoteApp and Desktop ID.

Use redirection server

Redirect a remote computer to the RDP session host.

Alternate full address

Indicate an alternate name of the remote computer that you want to connect on.

Load balance info

Indicate the load balance info when the load balancing feature is enable on the RD Connection Broker.

 

Note 1

 

As per knowledge base article 947723, since rdp 6.1 (Windows 2008), using the admin mode is not necessary except when the server itself is a RD Session Host.