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Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP)_2



RDP (Microsoft Remote Desktop) - General

RDP (Microsoft Remote Desktop) - General



Host (Computer)

Enter the host name or IP address of the remote computer.


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

RDP Type

Select the RDP session type. Select between:


Azure Cloud Services

Hyper-V (embedded only)


Enter the username to connect to the remote computer.


Enter the domain to connect to the remote computer.


Enter the password to connect to the remote computer.

Password Analyzer

Indicates the strength of the password.

Always ask password

Always ask password when connecting 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.


RDP (Microsoft Remote Desktop) - Display

RDP (Microsoft Remote Desktop) - Display



Remote Desktop Size

Select the screen size for the remote computer.

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:


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

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


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

RDP (Microsoft Remote Desktop) - Local Resources

RDP (Microsoft Remote Desktop) - Local Resources



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


Specify how key combination should be executed. Select between:

On the local computer

On the remote computer

In full screen mode only

Select the devices and the resources you want to use in your remote session

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


Serial Ports

Hard drives


Prompt for selected resources (Only available in external mode)

Other supported Plug and Play (PnP) devices

Smart cards


RDP (Microsoft Remote Desktop) - Programs

RDP (Microsoft Remote Desktop) - Programs



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.


Specify the program for the RemoteApp.


Specify the parameters for the RemoteApp.

Execute the following program after login

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


RDP (Microsoft Remote Desktop) - Experience

RDP (Microsoft Remote Desktop) - Experience



Choose the connection speed to optimize performance

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


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 window contents while dragging

Menu and window animation

Visual styles

Persistent 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


Select the type of cache that will be used 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.


RDP (Microsoft Remote Desktop) - Connection

RDP (Microsoft Remote Desktop) - Connection



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 (Host)

Enter the RD Gateway server/host 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 same RD Gateway credentials as remote computer

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


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

RDP (Microsoft Remote Desktop) - Gateway Credentials

RDP (Microsoft Remote Desktop) - Gateway Credentials



Use custom credentials

Use a specific username, 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.

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.


Microsoft Remote Desktop - (RDP) - Advanced

Microsoft Remote Desktop - (RDP) - Advanced



Enable CredSSP support

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

Log off mode

Select the log off method between:



RDM Agent

Remote Desktop Services API


Automatically logoff when disconnecting

Automatically log off your RDP session when disconnecting.

Reconnect mode

Select the reconnect behavior. Select between:



Smart reconnect


RDP Version

Select the Remote Desktop Protocol version.

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.

Restriced admin mode

This enables the restricted admin 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.