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Manage RDP properties of an AVD host pool


Applies to: Nerdio Manager for MSP (NMM) v2.4+


This article helps us explore the custom RDP properties of an AVD host pool. The custom RDP properties on host pools consist of connection information, session behavior, device redirection, display settings, and other advanced settings. All these settings are always synchronized with Azure portal settings. Let us understand how you can configure the custom RDP properties on your host pool.

Log on to NMM portal and navigate to AVD > Host pools from the main menu. Expand the action menu and click "Properties" option as shown below:

Host_pools_properties.png

Select "Custom RDP" tab and then select/unselect individual checkboxes as shown below. Once done, click "Save" or "Save & Close" button. Alternately, click "All settings" button to manage all RDP properties:

Custom_RDP_properties.png

Once you click "All settings" button, you will be able to view all custom RDP settings for the selected host pool "Customer service team":

Hostpools_Properties_RDP_properties.png

You may choose to click the "Reset" button next to each of the settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen as shown below: 

Hostpools_Properties_RDP_properties1.png

You can either click "Clear " button or click "Reset to Nerdio default" button.

If you click the "Clear " button, a confirmation pop-up opens up:

Clear_confirm_action.png

Once you click "OK" button, all existing settings are set to "Not configured" on NMM portal as shown below:

Clear_not_configured_on_Azure.png

The corresponding settings on the Azure portal will also be set to "Not configured" :

Hostpool_properties_on_clear_in_Azure.png

 

If you click "Reset to Nerdio default" button, a confirmation pop-up opens up:

Reset_to_default_Confirm_action.png

Once you click "OK" button, all settings are reset to default, on NMM portal as shown below:

Reset_to_default_on_NMM.png

Internally, the default Nerdio properties of an AVD host pool are set as below:

devicestoredirect = *;
redirectcomports = 1;
audiomode = 0;
audiocapturemode = 0;
authenticationlevel = 3;
autoreconnectionenabled = 1;
bandwidthautodetect = 1;
compression = 1;
desktopsizeid = 0;
disableconnectionsharing = 0;
drivestoredirect = *;
enablecredsspsupport = 1;
encoderedirectedvideocapture = 1;
gatewaycredentialssource = 0;
gatewayprofileusagemethod = 0;
keyboardhook = 2;
networkautodetect = 1;
promptcredentialonce = 1;
remoteapplicationmode = 1;
redirectclipboard = 1;
redirectedvideocaptureencodingquality = 0;
redirectprinters = 1;
redirectsmartcards = 1;
screenmodeid = 2;
singlemoninwindowedmode = 0;
smartsizing = 0;
targetisaadjoined = 0;
usbdevicestoredirect = *;
usemultimon = 1;
videoplaybackmode = 1;

The corresponding settings on the Azure portal are as shown below:

Hostpool_properties_on_reset_in_Azure.png

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