If you want to allow your catalog administrators to entitle users to the Connect using RDP action for your Windows blueprints, you must add the RDP custom properties to your machine blueprint, and reference the custom RDP file your system administrator prepared.


If your fabric administrator creates a property group that contains the required custom properties and you include it in your blueprint, you do not need to individually add the custom properties to the blueprint.



  1. Select Design > Blueprints.
  2. Point to the blueprint to update and click Edit.
  3. Select the machine component on your canvas to edit the details.
  4. Click the Properties tab.
  5. Click the Custom Properties tab.
  6. Configure RDP settings.
    1. Click New Property.
    2. Enter the RDP custom property names in the Name text box and the corresponding values in the Value text box.


      Description and Value


      Specifies an RDP file from which to obtain settings, for example My_RDP_Settings.rdp. The file must reside in the Website\Rdp subdirectory of the vRealize Automation installation directory.



      Configures specific RDP settings. N is a unique number used to distinguish one RDP setting from another. For example, to specify the Authentication Level so that no authentication requirement is specified, define the custom property VirtualMachine.Rdp.Setting1 and set the value to authentication level:i:3. Use to open an RDP link to specify settings.

      For a list of available settings and correct syntax, see the Microsoft Windows RDP documentation.


      Specifies the domain name to include in the fully qualified domain name of the machine that the RDP or SSH files generate for the user interface options Connect Using RDP or Connect Using SSH option. For example, set the value to myCompany.com to generate the fully qualified domain name my-machine-name.myCompany.com in the RDP or SSH file.

    3. Click Save.
  7. Select the row containing your blueprint and click Publish.


Your catalog administrators can entitle users to the Connect Using RDP action for machines provisioned from your blueprint. If users are not entitled to the action, they are not able to connect by using RDP.