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Using Group Policy Settings

Updated: April 4, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Remote Desktop Services-specific Group Policy settings can be used to automate the application of a standard configuration to one or more RD Session Host servers or to a group of users. Remote Desktop Services-specific Group Policy settings can be found in the following locations in either the Local Group Policy Editor or the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC):

  • Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services

  • User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services

Remote Desktop Services settings configured by using Group Policy take precedence over the following:

  • User account properties that have been configured in the Local Users and Groups snap-in or the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in

  • Per-connection settings configured by using the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration snap-in

The following is a list of some of the Remote Desktop Services-specific Group Policy settings that are related to the Remote Desktop Services settings that can be configured on a user account. For more information about Group Policy settings for Remote Desktop Services, see the Remote Desktop Services Technical Reference (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=138134).

 

Group Policy setting name Group Policy setting location

Set RD User Home Directory

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Profiles

Set path for RD Roaming User Profile

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Profiles

Start a program on connection

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Remote Session Environment

User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Remote Session Environment

Do not allow drive redirection

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Device and Resource Redirection

Do not allow client printer redirection

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Printer Redirection

Set time limit for disconnected sessions

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Session Time Limits

User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Session Time Limits

Set time limit for active but idle RD Session Host Server sessions

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Session Time Limits

User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Session Time Limits

Set time limit for active RD Session Host Server sessions

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Session Time Limits

User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Session Time Limits

Terminate session when time limits are reached

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Session Time Limits

User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Session Time Limits

Set rules for remote control of RD Session Host Server user sessions

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Connections

User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Connections

 

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