Configure Common RDP Settings (Optional)

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can specify common Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) settings for RemoteApp connections, such as device and resource redirection and some user display settings. These settings apply when a user connects to a RemoteApp program through TS Web Access, or when you create an .rdp file or a Windows Installer package from an existing RemoteApp program.

To configure common RDP settings

  1. In the Overview pane of TS RemoteApp Manager, next to RDP Settings, click Change.

  2. Under Devices and resources, configure which devices and resources on the client computer you want to make available in the remote session.

  3. Under User experience, choose whether to enable font smoothing and the desired color depth.

  4. When you are finished, click Apply.


To configure additional RDP settings, such as audio redirection, click the Custom RDP Settings tab. For more information, see Configure Custom RDP Settings (Optional).

  1. To close the RemoteApp Deployment Settings dialog box, click OK.


If you do not sign .rdp files with a digital signature, or if you sign .rdp files with a digital signature that clients do not recognize (such as a certificate from a private certification authority), the client computer may override some redirection settings that you specify in TS RemoteApp Manager. For example, if you enable all the redirection settings on the Common RDP Settings tab, and a user connects to an .rdp file that is not signed, disk drives and supported Plug and Play devices are not redirected automatically. These devices and resources are only redirected if the user enables these redirection settings in the RemoteApp warning dialog box that appears when they try to connect. This default behavior helps reduce potential security vulnerabilities. (Note that the same behavior occurs if you enable serial port redirection on the Custom RDP Settings tab.)