To allow catalog administrators to entitle users to the Connect using RDP action for Windows blueprints, add RDP custom properties to the blueprint and reference the RDP file that the 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. For related information, see VirtualMachine.Rdp.File and VirtualMachine.Rdp.SettingN in Custom Properties V.



      Specifies the RDP settings to be used when opening an RDP link to the machine. N is a unique number used to distinguish one RDP setting from another. For example, to specify the RDP 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. For information about available RDP settings, and their correct syntax, see Microsoft Windows RDP documentation such as RDP Settings for Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server.

      For related information, see VirtualMachine.Rdp.File and RDP.File.Name in Custom Properties R.


      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 to generate the fully qualified domain name in the RDP or SSH file.

    3. Click Save.
  7. Select the blueprint row 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.