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Add the Remote Desktop Services Extension

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

The Remote Desktop Services Extension can be added to the Local Users and Groups snap-in or to the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in.

The Remote Desktop Services Extension adds Remote Desktop Services-specific tabs to the Properties sheet of a user account. The Remote Desktop Services-specific tabs are:

  • Remote Control

  • Remote Desktop Services Profile

  • Environment

  • Sessions

  • Personal Virtual Desktop

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The Remote Desktop Services Extension is automatically installed when Remote Desktop Services is installed.

To add the Remote Desktop Services Extension to Local Users and Groups
  1. Open Microsoft Management Console. To open Microsoft Management Console, click Start, click Run, type mmc and then press ENTER.

  2. On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in.

  3. In the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box, in the Available snap-ins list, select Local Users and Groups, and then click Add.

  4. In the Choose Target Machine dialog box, select the computer that you want Local Users and Groups to manage, and then click Finish.

  5. In the Selected snap-ins list, select Local Users and Groups, and then click Edit Extensions.

  6. In the Extensions for Local Users and Groups dialog box, do one of the following:

    • Select Always enable all available extensions. This is the default setting. The Remote Desktop Services - Extension check box is automatically selected.

    • Select Enable only selected extensions, and then select the Remote Desktop Services - Extension check box.

  7. Click OK, and then click OK to close the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box.

To add the Remote Desktop Services Extension to Active Directory Users and Computers
  1. Open Microsoft Management Console. To open Microsoft Management Console, click Start, click Run, type mmc and then press ENTER.

  2. On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in.

  3. In the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box, in the Available snap-ins list, select Active Directory Users and Computers, and then click Add.

  4. In the Selected snap-ins list, select Active Directory Users and Computers, and then click Edit Extensions.

  5. In the Extensions for Active Directory Users and Computers dialog box, do one of the following:

    • Select Always enable all available extensions. This is the default setting. The Remote Desktop Services - Extension check box is automatically selected.

    • Select Enable only selected extensions, and then select the Remote Desktop Services - Extension check box.

  6. Click OK, and then click OK to close the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box.

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