A system administrator can create a custom remote desktop protocol file that tenant administrators and business group managers use in blueprints to configure RDP settings.

The following high-level overview is the sequence of tasks required to enable machine users to connect using RDP.

  1. A system administrator creates a custom RDP file and places it in the Website\Rdp subdirectory of the vRealize Automation installation directory. Provide fabric administrators, tenant administrators, and business group managers with the full pathname for the custom RDP file so that it can be included in blueprints.

  2. A fabric administrator creates a build profile using the property set RemoteDesktopProtocolProperties to compile RDP custom properties and values for tenant administrators and business group managers to include in their blueprints.

  3. A tenant administrator or business group manager adds the RDP custom properties to a blueprint to configure the RDP settings of machines provisioned from the blueprint.

  4. A tenant administrator or business group manager enables the Connect using RDP or SSH option in a blueprint.

  5. A tenant administrator or business group manager entitles users or groups to use the Connect using RDP or SSH option. See Tenant Administration.