Configuring RDP connection settings
Oct 23, 2023
Kaspersky Thin Client lets you configure redirection of USB devices to a remote desktop, and configure settings for connecting to a remote desktop via RDP.
To correctly redirect USB devices to a remote desktop using the Windows 10 operating system, you must enable Remote Desktop Services and allow redirection of Plug and Play devices in the settings of Remote Desktop Services. For Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and Microsoft Windows Server 2019 operating systems, you must also allow a remote connection using Remote Desktop Services and allow remote management rules to be set for user sessions in Remote Desktop Services. Redirection of smart cards, flash drives, and tokens to a remote desktop running the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system is not supported.
To configure settings for connecting to a remote desktop via RDP:
- In the main window of Kaspersky Thin Client, click the RDP button.
- In the remote desktop connection window that opens, click Settings in the left part of the window.
This opens a window in which you can configure settings for connecting to a remote desktop (see the figure below).
Window for configuring settings for connecting to a remote desktop via RDP
- In the Redirection of USB devices settings block, select the relevant check boxes next to the devices connected to the thin client via USB that you need to pass through to the remote desktop:
- Smart cards if you want to enable redirection of smart cards and tokens.
- USB devices if you want to enable redirection of USB devices.
- Printers if you want to enable redirection of printers. The remote computer must have the installed driver for the printer that is connected to the thin client.
All the check boxes are cleared by default.
- In the Image quality block, select the check boxes next to the remote desktop graphics settings that you need to use:
- Smooth fonts
- Menu animation
- Desktop background
- Display window contents when dragging
- Enhanced theme
Enabling remote desktop display settings may affect the speed of Kaspersky Thin Client operations.
- If two monitors are installed at your workstation and you want a remote desktop image to be displayed on both monitors, select the Use two monitors check box in the Monitor management block. If necessary, you can configure the layout of monitors.
- If you want to use the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Broker to connect to a remote desktop, use the Remote Desktop Connection Broker collection ID field to specify the collection ID in the format
tsv://MS Terminal Services Plugin.1.collection_id(
collection_idrefers to the specific identifier of the collection).
- If you want to automatically restore a remote desktop connection that is unexpectedly disconnected, select the Connect again if connection is lost check box.
- Click the back arrow in the upper-right corner of the window to return to the remote desktop connection window.