Remote Desktop (based on Microsoft RDP ActiveX)

Remote Desktop (based on Microsoft RDP ActiveX)

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The Remote Desktop connection can be used to connect to remote computers or Hyper-V guests using the remote desktop protocol (RDP) which is built into Windows.

 

Dashboard

The Remote Desktop Dashboard is shown in the Dashboard panel when you select a Remote Desktop connection in the Navigation panel. Depending on the Hyper-V configuration of your connection you will either see the Hyper-V dashboard pane, the Sessions dashboard pane, or both.

RemoteDesktop_Dashboard

 

Hyper-V Features

Note

The Hyper-V dashboard pane relies on WMI. Ensure that all the necessary firewall ports for WMI are open and that the user account running Royal TS (beware of UAC) or the credentials set in the Remote Desktop connection have local administrative rights on the remote Hyper-V host computer.

 

Sessions Features

Note

The Sessions dashboard pane relies on RPC communication. Ensure that all the necessary firewall ports for RPC communication are open and that the user account running Royal TS (beware of UAC) have local administrative rights on the remote computer.

 

Royal Server Support

The dashboard data can also be gathered using a Royal Server. For more information about Royal Server, click here.

 

Dashboard Settings

To configure the application default settings for the included dashboard, open the Plugins Management and click on Dashboard for the Remote Desktop plugin.

To configure individual dashboard settings for a connection, use the Dashboard property page.

 

Plugin Settings

To configure the Remote Desktop plugin settings, open the Plugins Management and click on Settings for the Remote Desktop plugin:

 

Client Version:

Specify which RDP client version should be used. If Automatic (Default) is selected, the latest version available will be used.

 

Fast Smart Reconnect:

If checked, Royal TS will use the faster reconnect method introduced in RDP 8 whenever possible. Disable this setting in case you experience issues with smart reconnect.

 

Force Smart Reconnect on all Sessions:

If checked, Royal TS will invoke smart reconnect on all sessions as soon as it is invoked on one. Disable this setting in case you experience issues with smart reconnect.

 

Disable Click Detection:

If checked, Royal TS will not be able to detect clicks inside a remote session. This should only be used for troubleshooting.

 

Close tab when user logs off, reboots or disconnects:

If checked, Royal TS will also close tabs when a log off, reboot or disconnect from within the session is initiated.

This setting is only effective when Keep tabs open when disconnected remotely in the User Interface option is checked.

 

Auto Reconnect on Disconnected Tab:

If checked, the automatic reconnect feature will be enabled when the disconnected tab is shown.

 

Set Domain to '.' for Local Accounts:

If checked, a dot ('.') will be used as domain for local account user names if no domain is specified.

 

Connection Properties

The Remote Desktop Properties dialog is shown: