Configuring a Remote Desktop Connection Session
Use the Remote Desktop Connection dialog box to establish and manage connections to remote
To configure a Remote Desktop Connection:
1. Log in as user or administrator.
2. On the taskbar, click the start button, and then click All Programs.
3. Click Remote Desktop Connection on the Programs menu, and then click Remote Desktop
The Remote Desktop Connection dialog box is displayed.
You can also double-click the Remote Desktop Connection icon on the desktop to open the
Remote Desktop Connection dialog box.
4. In the Computer box, enter the computer or the domain name. For advanced configuration options,
click Show Options.
a. In the General tab, you can enter the logon credentials, open an existing RDP connection, or save
a new RDP connection file.
b. In the Display tab, manage the display and the color quality of your remote desktop.
• Move the slider to increase or decrease the size of your remote desktop. To use full screen,
move the slider all the way to the right.
• Select the color quality of your preference for your remote desktop from the drop-down list.
• Select or clear the Display the connection bar when I use the full screen check box to display
or hide the connection bar in full screen mode.
c. In the Local Resources tab configure audio, keyboard, or local devices and resources for your
• In the Remote audio section, click Settings for advanced audio settings options.
• In the Keyboard section, from the drop-down list select the desired environment you want to
apply the keyboard combinations.
• In the Local devices and resources section, select devices and resources that you want to use
in your remote session. Click More for more options.
d. In the Programs tab, to start a default program with the remote session, select the Start the
following program on connection check box and specify the details.
e. In the Experience tab optimize the performance of your remote session based on the connection
NOTE: If you find that the Unified Write Filter cache is filling up, you can disable Bitmap
caching in the Experience tab after clicking Show Options in the window.
f. In the Advanced tab, in the Server Authentication section, from the drop-down list, select the
action you want the thin client to perform when the server authentication fails.
In the Connect from anywhere section, click Settings to configure the connection settings such
as Remote Desktop Gateway server settings and logon settings when you are working remotely.
5. Click Connect.
6. Enter the login credentials for connecting to the remote session in the Security dialog box.