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New Group Policy Settings for Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2

Updated: November 5, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

The following is a list of the Group Policy settings for Remote Desktop Services that are new for Windows Server® 2008 R2. The list is organized by the Group Policy nodes in which they are located in the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC). Click a node to view more information about the policy settings, such as explanatory text and operating system requirements.

The following Group Policy settings are available under the Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services node of the GPMC.

noteNote
If you are using the Local Group Policy Editor, Policies is not part of the node path.

Application Compatibility

  • Turn off Windows Installer RDS Compatibility

  • Turn on Remote Desktop IP Virtualization

  • Select the network adapter to be used for Remote Desktop IP Virtualization

  • Do not use Remote Desktop Session Host server IP address when virtual IP address is not available

Connections

  • Turn off Fair Share CPU Scheduling

Device and Resource Redirection

  • Allow audio and video playback redirection

  • Allow audio recording redirection

  • Limit audio playback quality

Profiles

  • Limit size of entire roaming profile cache

Remote Session Environment

  • Limit maximum display resolution

  • Limit maximum number of monitors

  • Optimize visual experience for Remote Desktop Services session

  • Allow desktop composition for remote desktop sessions

  • Do not allow font smoothing

There are no new Group Policy settings in Windows Server 2008 R2 under the User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services node of the GPMC.

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