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Configure Remote Desktop Connection Settings for Remote Desktop Gateway

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, on the RD Gateway server that you plan to configure, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477.

To configure Remote Desktop Connection settings for Remote Desktop Gateway
  1. Open the Remote Desktop Connection client. To open the Remote Desktop Connection client, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Remote Desktop Connection.

  2. In the Remote Desktop Connection dialog box, click Options to expand the dialog box and view settings.

  3. On the Advanced tab, under Connect from anywhere, click Settings.

  4. In the RD Gateway Server Settings dialog box, select the appropriate options:

    • Automatically detect RD Gateway server settings (default). If you select this option, the Remote Desktop Services client attempts to use Group Policy settings that determine the behavior of client connections to RD Gateway servers or RD Gateway server farms, if these settings have been configured and enabled. For more information, see Using Group Policy to Manage Client Connections Through Remote Desktop Gateway.

    • Use these RD Gateway server settings. If an RD Gateway server or RD Gateway server farm name and a logon method are not already enabled and enforced by Group Policy, you can select this option and specify the name of the RD Gateway server or RD Gateway server farm that you want to connect to and the logon method to use for the connection.

      WarningWarning
      When you specify a name for the RD Gateway server or RD Gateway server farm, you must use a fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

      Bypass RD Gateway server for local addresses. This option is selected by default.

      If you want the Remote Desktop Services client to automatically detect when RD Gateway is required, select this check box. If you use a mobile computer, selecting this option will optimize client connectivity performance and minimize latency because RD Gateway will only be used when it is required. If your computer is always connected to the local area network (LAN) or if it is hosted inside the internal network firewall, RD Gateway will not be used. If you are outside the internal network and connecting to the internal network over the Internet, RD Gateway will be used.

      noteNote
      If your system is on a LAN, but you want to test connectivity through an RD Gateway server or RD Gateway server farm, clear this check box. If this check box is selected, the client will connect directly to the RD Session Host server and will not connect through the RD Gateway server or RD Gateway server farm.

    • Do not use an RD Gateway server. Select this option if your computer is always connected to the LAN or if it is hosted inside the internal network firewall. This option is appropriate if you know that you do not need to use RD Gateway to traverse a firewall.

  5. Do one of the following:

    • To save the settings and close the Remote Desktop Connection dialog box, click Save, and then click Cancel. The settings will be saved as an RDP file to a default location (by default, the file is saved to Drive:\<Username>\Documents).

    • To save the RDP file to a specified location (you can customize and distribute the file later to multiple clients as needed), click Save As. In the Save As dialog box, in the File name box, specify the file name and location, and then click Save.

  6. To proceed with a connection to an internal network resource, click Connect, and then enter your credentials when prompted.

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