Configure Custom RDP Settings (Optional)

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can specify custom RDP settings for RemoteApp connections, such as audio redirection. These settings apply when a user connects to a RemoteApp program through TS Web Access, or when you create a Windows Installer package or .rdp file from an existing RemoteApp program.


You can use custom RDP settings to configure the working directory for RemoteApp programs. By default, the working directory for a RemoteApp program is the same location as the program executable file. If you configure the working directory as a custom RDP setting, the setting applies to all RemoteApp programs that are available through TS Web Access, and to any .rdp files or Windows Installer packages that you create from a RemoteApp program. If you want to customize the working directory for RemoteApp programs that you plan to distribute as .rdp files or Windows Installer packages, you can add the working directory as a custom RDP setting, create the files from the RemoteApp programs, and then clear the working directory custom RDP setting.

To specify custom RDP settings

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

  2. On the Custom RDP Settings tab, type or copy the custom RDP settings that you want to use into the Custom RDP settings box.

    To copy settings from an existing .rdp file, open the file in a text editor such as Notepad, and then copy the desired settings.


You cannot override settings that are available in the global deployment settings in TS RemoteApp Manager. If you do so, you will be prompted to remove those settings when you click Apply.

To create an .rdp file to copy the settings from, follow these steps:

1.  Open the RDC client, and then click **Options**.  
2.  Configure the settings that you want, such as audio redirection.  
3.  When you are finished, on the **General** tab, click **Save As**, and then save the .rdp file.  
4.  Open the .rdp file in Notepad, and then copy the desired settings into the **Custom RDP settings** box on the **Custom RDP Settings** tab.  
  1. When you have finished adding the settings that you want, click Apply.

  2. If the Error with Custom RDP Settings dialog box appears, do the following:

    1. Click Remove to automatically remove the settings that are not valid or cannot be overridden, or click OK to remove the settings manually.

    2. After the settings are removed, click Apply again.

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