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Overview of Remote Desktops Snap-In

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

The Remote Desktops snap-in enables you to manage connections to Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) servers and other computers. By using the snap-in, you can administer multiple computers from a single remote location.

By default, when you add a connection, the Remote Desktops snap-in connects you to a session on the remote computer that is used for administrative purposes. In this case, the remote desktop connection is started with the /admin option. This option does not use a client access license if you connect to a computer with the RD Session Host role service installed. To run a specific program when you connect, you can modify the connection and specify the program name.

Membership in the Remote Desktop Users group on the remote computer is the minimum required to complete this procedure. If you connect to a session by using the /admin option, membership in the local Administrators group on the remote computer is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

noteNote
If your computer is connected to the network, network policy settings may prevent you from completing a given procedure.

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