The RDS Connections group policy settings let users set policies for connections to sessions on RDS hosts.
The Horizon 7 RDS group policy settings are installed in the folder.
The Horizon 7 RDS group policy settings are also installed in the folder.
Specifies whether to allow remote desktop connection clients to automatically reconnect to sessions on an RDS host if their network link is temporarily lost. By default, a maximum of twenty reconnection attempts are made at five second intervals.
If you enable this policy setting, automatic reconnection is attempted for all clients running the remote desktop connection whenever their network connection is lost.
If you disable this policy setting, automatic reconnection of clients is prohibited.
If you do not configure this policy setting, automatic reconnection is not specified at the Group Policy level. However, users can configure automatic reconnection using the Reconnect if connection is dropped checkbox on the Experience tab in the remote desktop connection.
|Allow users to connect remotely using Remote Desktop Services||
This policy setting configures remote access to computers using Remote Desktop Services.
If you enable this policy setting, users who are members of the Remote Desktop Users group on the target computer can connect remotely to the target computer using Remote Desktop Services.
If you disable this policy setting, users cannot connect remotely to the target computer using Remote Desktop Services. The target computer will maintain any current connections, but will not accept any new incoming connections.
If you do not configure this policy setting, Remote Desktop Services uses the Remote Desktop setting on the target computer to determine whether remote connection is allowed. This setting is found on the Remote tab in System Properties. By default, remote connection is not allowed.
Note: You can limit which clients are able to connect remotely using Remote Desktop Services by configuring the "Require user authentication for remote connections by using Network Level Authentication" policy setting located in the folder. You can limit the number of users who can connect simultaneously by configuring the Maximum Connections option on the Network Adapter tab in the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration tool or by configuring the "Limit number of connections" policy setting located in the folder.
|Deny logoff of an administrator logged in to the console session||
This policy setting determines whether an administrator attempting to connect remotely to the console of a server can log off an administrator currently logged on to the console.
This policy is useful when the currently connected administrator does not want to be logged off by another administrator. If the connected administrator is logged off, any data not previously saved is lost.
If you enable this policy setting, logging off the connected administrator is not allowed.
If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, logging off the connected administrator is allowed.
Note: The console session is also known as Session 0. Console access can be obtained by using the /console switch from Remote Desktop Connection in the computer field name or from the command line.
|Configure keep-alive connection interval||
This policy setting allows you to enter a keep-alive interval to ensure that the session state on the RDS host is consistent with the client state.
After a client loses the connection to an RDS host, the session on the RDS host might remain active instead of changing to a disconnected state, even if the client is physically disconnected from the RDS host. If the client logs on to the same RDS host again, a new session might be established (if the RDS host is configured to allow multiple sessions), and the original session might still be active.
If you enable this policy setting, you must enter a keep-alive interval. The keep-alive interval determines how often, in minutes, the server checks the session state. The range of values you can enter is 1 to 999,999.
If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, a keep-alive interval is not set and the server will not check the session state.
|Limit number of connections||
Specifies whether Remote Desktop Services limits the number of simultaneous connections to the server.
You can use this setting to restrict the number of Remote Desktop Services sessions that can be active on a server. If this number is exceeded, additional users who try to connect receive an error message that states the server is busy and to try again later. Restricting the number of sessions improves performance because fewer sessions are demanding system resources. By default, RDS hosts allow an unlimited number of Remote Desktop Services sessions, and Remote Desktop for Administration allows two Remote Desktop Services sessions.
To use this setting, enter the number of connections you want to specify as the maximum for the server. To specify an unlimited number of connections, type 999999.
If you enable this policy setting, the maximum number of connections is limited to the specified number consistent with the version of Windows and the mode of Remote Desktop Services running on the server.
If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, limits to the number of connections are not enforced at the Group Policy level.
Note: This setting is designed to be used on RDS hosts, which are servers running the Windows operating system with Remote Desktop Session Host role service installed.
|Set rules for remote control of Remote Desktop Services user sessions||
Use this policy setting to specify the level of remote control permitted in a Remote Desktop Services session.
You can use this policy setting to select one of two levels of remote control: View Session or Full Control. View Session permits the remote control user to watch a session. Full Control permits the administrator to interact with the session. Remote control can be established with or without the user's permission.
If you enable this policy setting, administrators can remotely interact with a user's Remote Desktop Services session according to the specified rules. To set these rules, select the desired level of control and permission in the Options list. To disable remote control, select "No remote control allowed."
If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, remote control rules are determined by the setting on the Remote Control tab in the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration tool. By default, remote control users have full control of the session with the user's permission.
Note: This policy setting appears in both Computer Configuration and User Configuration. If both policy settings are configured, the Computer Configuration policy setting takes precedence.
|Restrict Remote Desktop Services users to a single Remote Desktop Services session||
Use this policy setting to restrict users to a single Remote Desktop Services session.
If you enable this policy setting, users who log on remotely using Remote Desktop Services will be restricted to a single session (either active or disconnected) on that server. If the user leaves the session in a disconnected state, the user automatically reconnects to that session at next logon.
If you disable this policy setting, users are allowed to make unlimited simultaneous remote connections using Remote Desktop Services.
If you do not configure this policy setting, the "Restrict each user to one session" setting in the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration tool will determine if users are restricted to a single Remote Desktop Services session.
|Allow remote start of unlisted programs||
Use this policy setting to specify whether remote users can start any program on the RDS host when they start a Remote Desktop Services session, or whether they can only start programs that are listed in the RemoteApp Programs list.
You can control which programs on an RDS host can be started remotely by using the RemoteApp Manager tool to create a list of RemoteApp programs. By default, only programs in the RemoteApp Programs list can be started when a user starts a Remote Desktop Services session.
If you enable this policy setting, remote users can start any program on the RDS host when they start a Remote Desktop Services session. For example, a remote user can start any program by specifying the program's executable path at connection time by using the Remote Desktop Connection client.
If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, remote users can only start programs that are listed in the RemoteApp Programs list in RemoteApp Manager when they start a Remote Desktop Services session.
|Turn off Fair Share CPU Scheduling||
Fair Share CPU Scheduling dynamically distributes processor time across all Remote Desktop Services sessions on the same RDS host, based on the number of sessions and the demand for processor time within each session.
If you enable this policy setting, Fair Share CPU Scheduling is turned off.
If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Fair Share CPU Scheduling is turned on.