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Configuring the Custom RDP Settings for a LAN Connection Speed

Updated: February 16, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

RemoteFX is optimized for LAN connections and users must request a LAN connection to actually experience RemoteFX in a RemoteFX enabled virtual desktop. Administrators can configure RD Web Access so that all users automatically request a LAN connection.

To configure the custom RDP settings

  1. Log on to the RD Connection Broker server, as an Administrator.

  2. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Remote Desktop Services, and then click Remote Desktop Connection Manager.

  3. Expand RD Virtualization Host Servers.

  4. Right-click Personal Virtual Desktops, and then click Properties.

  5. Click the Custom RDP Settings tab.

  6. In the Custom RDP settings box, type connection type:i:6, and then click OK.

Instead of configuring the custom RDP settings, you can give your users the option to configure their connection speed when they log on to the RD Web Access server. This is configured by editing the web.config file on the RD Connection Broker server.

To show the connection speed check box

  1. Log on to the RD Connection Broker server, as an Administrator.

  2. Navigate to C:\Windows\Web\RDWeb\Pages.

  3. Double-click the web.config file.

  4. Under AppSettings, change the following settings to true.

    • <add key="ShowOptimizeExperience" value="true" />

    • <add key="OptimizeExperienceState" value="true" />

  5. Save the file, and then close Notepad.