Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Remote Desktop paths under Windows Components Remote Desktop Services for Windows 7

Two days ago, we have discussed about configuring Remote Desktop in the Windows 7 Operating System. In order to access any the Computer remotely, the Windows Firewall should be configured to allow inbound Remote Desktop exceptions. Moreover, you can configure this on a Per-Computer basis in Windows Firewall for the Domain profile and the standard profile. At the same time, you can configure this exception and manage the Remote Desktop in the Group Policy as shown in the following list. You can find these settings in the Administrative Templates policies for the Computer Configuration under the path shown.

For Paths Under Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services:
\Remote Desktop Connection Client Allow .Rdp Files From Unknown Publishers
\Remote Desktop Connection Client Allow .Rdp Files From Valid Publishers And User’s Default .Rdp Settings
\Remote Desktop Session Host\Security Always Prompt For Password Upon Connection
\Remote Desktop Session Host\Connections Automatic Reconnection
\Remote Desktop Connection Client Configure Server Authentication For Client
\Remote Desktop Session Host\Connections Deny Logoff Of An Administrator Logged In To The Console Session
\Remote Desktop Session Host\Security Do Not Allow Local Administrators To Customize Permissions
\Remote Desktop Connection Client Do Not Allow Passwords To Be Saved
\Remote Desktop Session Host\Remote Session Environment Limit Maximum Color Depth
\Remote Desktop Session Host\Remote Session Environment Limit Maximum Display Resolution
\Remote Desktop Session Host\Remote Session Environment Limit Maximum Number Of Monitors

For Computer Configuration Path:
\Remote Desktop Session Host\Profiles Limit The Size Of The Entire Roaming User Profile Cache
\Remote Desktop Session Host\Security Require Use Of Specific Security Layer For Remote (Rdp) Connections
\Remote Desktop Session Host\Security Set Client Connection Encryption Level
\Remote Desktop Session Host\Remote Session Environment Set Compression Algorithm For Rdp Data
\Remote Desktop Connection Client Specify Sha1 Thumbprints Of Certificates Representing Trusted .Rdp Publishers

For Computer Configuration Path:
\Windows Components\NetMeeting Disable Remote Desktop Sharing
\Network\Network Connections\Windows Firewall\Domain Profile Windows Firewall: Allow Inbound Remote Desktop Exceptions
\Network\Network Connections\Windows Firewall\Standard Profile Windows Firewall: Allow Inbound Remote Desktop Exceptions

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