RDP Security Layer change via AD

Hi Experts,
I'm looking to figure out a solution to change the RDP settings on a small number of Server 2008 R2 boxes (30+).

I need to configure the following via AD if possible.  Or possibly a script.  

I found the following at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2493594

To resolve the issue, change the remote desktop security on the RD server to RDP Security Layer to allow a secure connection using Remote Desktop Protocol encryption. Below are the steps:

1. Navigate to Start > Administrative Tools > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration.
2. With RD Session Host Configuration selected view under Connections.
3. Right click RDP Listener with connection type Microsoft RDP 6.1 and choose Properties.
4. In general tab of properties dialog box under Security, select RDP Security Layer as the Security Layer.
5. Click OK.

Note: This setting does not need a restart of the Server or Remote Desktop Service.

This solution completely fixed an RDP connection issue, but now I need to deploy it to the group of servers.  I don't have alot of experience in AD changes of this nature, nor a heavy scripting base.  So... speak slowly.  

Who is Participating?
Emmanuel AdebayoConnect With a Mentor Global Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:

You can accomplish this through GPO by applying the following Group Policy settings:

•Require use of specific security layer for remote (RDP) connections

This Group Policy settings are located in Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Security

irishmic33Author Commented:
Excellent Job giveandtake638...

Worked perfectly.
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.