Customizing RD WebAccess

Customizing RD WebAccess

This is a landing page for information about customizing the RD WebAccess pages on Windows Server 2008 R2, includiing but not limited to the following topics:

  • How is RD WebAccess build up
  • Customizing by editing RDWebAccess.Config
  • Customizing by editing the .aspx pages
  • Customizing by editing the application settings in IIS

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How is RD WebAccess build up

Customizing by editing RDWebAccess.Config

Customizing by editing the .aspx pages

In a default installation the .aspx files that are used to make up RD WebAccess are located here: C:\Windows\Web\RDWeb\Pages\en-US

There are three main pages of the RD Web Access Website: RemoteApp Programs, Remote Desktop, and Configuration. The corresponding pages are default.aspx, desktop.aspx and config.aspx.

Customizing by editing the application settings in IIS

The Application Settings section in Internet Information Services can be used to define several settings to change the way RD WebAccess operates. Below is a list of what you are capable of configuring. Note that these settings can also be changed directly in corresponding .config file (be default here: %WINDIR%\Web\RDWeb\App_Data\RDWebAccess.Config)

DefaultCentralPublishingPort
By default, the RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Management service uses TCP port 5504 to communicate with the RD Web Access server, you change the port by modifying this setting.
DefaultTSGateway
Here you can set the RD Gateway you want your RD WebAccess Remote Apps to use.
GatewayCredentialsSource
To specify the RD Gateway authentication method you can set the number that corresponds to the desired authentication method.
possible values include:
0 = Ask for password (NTLM)
1 = Smart card
4 = Allow user to select later
LocalAdminHelp
LocalHelp
OptimizeExperienceState
Option that is used for RemoteFX, similar to the option called "Optimize my experience for a LAN network when connecting to the computer or application." on the RD WebAccess page and new since SP1.
PrivateModeSessionTimeoutInMinutes
To configure the timeout of the RD WebAcces page when the user runs private mode.
PublicModeSessionTimeoutInMinutes
To configure the timeout of the RD WebAcces page when the user runs public mode.
RDWebAccessConfigPath
Contains the path the where the config file (of these IIS settings) is stored. By default %WINDIR%\Web\RDWeb\App_Data\RDWebAccess.Config
ShowDesktops
Setting to configure whether or not to show the desktop remote app in RD WebAccess, by default false
ShowOptimizeExperience
Setting to configure whether or not to show the ShowOptimizeExperience setting in RD WebAccess, by default false
xClipboard
Setting to configure whether this setting is enabled in the Devices and resources section in RD Web Access, by default true.
DriveRedirection
Setting to configure whether this setting is enabled in the Devices and resources section in RD Web Access, by default false.
xPnPRedirection
Setting to configure whether this setting is enabled in the Devices and resources section in RD Web Access, by default false.
xPortRedirection
Setting to configure whether this setting is enabled in the Devices and resources section in RD Web Access, by default false.
xPrinterRedirection
Setting to configure whether this setting is enabled in the Devices and resources section in RD Web Access, by default true.

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