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How to create local .RDP file for Windows 2012 Remote Desktop Services

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i have a software application that requires pointing to a .rdp file on the RDS server
Is this possible to create and if so where is the file located at?
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Kyle
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by:PowerEdgeTech
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Can you elaborate on what exactly you are trying to do? Open an application upon connection to an RDS server? Launch and RDC session from an application? Not sure I understand what is desired.
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You need only text editor to prepare your own rdp file.
Description of fields you can find here:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg156129(v=winembedded.70).aspx
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by:Mahesh
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If you have windows clients win7 and above, you may get .rdp files for all remote apps with RSS feeds

Also with win8 client you can simply create one TXT record in DNS and then from your RD web access server you can obtain those RDP files if you want.
I deally those files get stored on local machine as available remote app and you don't need to copy them seperately

Follow steps in below article to get .rdp files
https://www.concurrency.com/blog/w/how-to-deliver-remoteapps-from-windows-server-2012

Mahesh.
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if you need a simple RDP connection, open RDP Client (mstsc.exe) configure the destinationserver, expand  "options" and  click "save".

optionally you may configure additional options like drive mappings before saving the rdp-file.
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i need to create an rdp file that only points to/ runs a specific program on the RDP server. we want to allow only access to this software program and not a full desktop
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This is content of rdp file with program:
redirectclipboard:i:1
redirectprinters:i:1
redirectcomports:i:0
redirectsmartcards:i:1
devicestoredirect:s:*
drivestoredirect:s:*
redirectdrives:i:1
session bpp:i:32
prompt for credentials on client:i:1
span monitors:i:1
use multimon:i:1
remoteapplicationmode:i:1
server port:i:3389
allow font smoothing:i:1
promptcredentialonce:i:0
videoplaybackmode:i:1
audiocapturemode:i:1
gatewayusagemethod:i:0
gatewayprofileusagemethod:i:1
gatewaycredentialssource:i:0
full address:s:server.domain.com
alternate shell:s:||Softstart
remoteapplicationprogram:s:||Softstart
remoteapplicationname:s:Name of software
remoteapplicationcmdline:s:
workspace id:s:server.domain.com
use redirection server name:i:1
loadbalanceinfo:s:tsv://MS Terminal Services Plugin.1.1C
screen mode id:i:2
winposstr:s:0,3,0,0,800,600
compression:i:1
keyboardhook:i:2
connection type:i:7
networkautodetect:i:1
bandwidthautodetect:i:1
displayconnectionbar:i:1
enableworkspacereconnect:i:0
disable wallpaper:i:0
allow desktop composition:i:0
disable full window drag:i:1
disable menu anims:i:1
disable themes:i:0
disable cursor setting:i:0
bitmapcachepersistenable:i:1
audiomode:i:0
redirectposdevices:i:0
autoreconnection enabled:i:1
authentication level:i:2
prompt for credentials:i:0
negotiate security layer:i:1
remoteapplicationicon:s:
shell working directory:s:
gatewayhostname:s:
gatewaybrokeringtype:i:0
rdgiskdcproxy:i:0
kdcproxyname:s:

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It is auto generated file. You may delete unnesessary lines. Edit server and application name
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Solution was given. RDP is a text file with described structure. It can be saved and edited
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