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How to Create, Open and Configure RDP File

  • January 12, 2022
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How to Create, Open and Configure
RDP File

Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is used while connecting two computers over a network. In an RDP setup, a computer/client connects to another computer running RDP server software. The client computer creates an RDP file for storing the connection settings to the server. The client has to open only the RDP file to connect to the server in the future.

In this tutorial you will learn how to create, open and configure an RDP file;


From Start, Select run

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Type “mstsc” in run and Select OK

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Enter the details as shown below

Navigate to the General Tab and provide the computer name and username:

A- Computer: Server name or the IP Address of server

B- Username: Test Username on Server

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Enter the details as shown below

Setting the Display Options

The following describes each of the options available in the Display tab.

  • Display Configuration: This is used to control the size of your Remote Desktop display. You can move the slider to the left or all the way to the right depending on the screen mode or display size you want the remote computer to display in.
  • Use all my monitors for the Remote Session: If your computer has more than one monitor, select the check box to use all all your monitor for the remote session.
    But if you want to open Remote Desktop in full-screen mode on just one monitor, leave the box unchecked.
  • Color Depth of the Remote Session: You can use the dropdown list to select the color quality of the remote desktop. Reducing the color depth will help performance.
  • Display the connection bar when I use the full screen: The connection bar is a thin bar at the top of the screen that enables you to switch back to normal window mode.If you unchecking the box, you will have to use Ctrl+Alt+Break to switch between full-screen and window mode.

For this tutorial, I have used the following.

A- Remote Desktop Size: Full Screen

B- Colors: High Color (16 bit)

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Enter the details as shown below

Setting the Local Resources options

The following describes each of the options available in the Local Resources tab.

  • Remote Audio: If you want to play audio on the remote computer sound card, the local computer’s sound card or not at all, click the Settings button to specify your preference. The settings option also lets you choose whether to allow audio recording during remote sessions.
  • Keyboard: The apply windows key combinations lets you specify how windows keyboard shortcuts are to be interpreted. On the remote computer, on the local computer, or on the remote computer only when it is running in full screen mode.
  • Local Devices and Resources: The printers checkbox lets you access local printers from the remote session.
  • The clipboard checkbox synchronizes the local and remote clipboard. When an information or content is copied from the local computer, it can be pasted on the remote session (or vice versa).

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You can also share local drives with the remote session. To do so, click More, and select the drives that you want to make available to the remote session.

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Setting the Experience options

The following describes each of the options available in the Experience tab.

  • Choose Your Connection Speed to Optimize Performance: This option allows you to optimize the amount of information sent back and forth over the network based on your expected connection speed. At slower speeds, features such as the desktop background, font smoothing, window animations, and so on, will be suppressed. The default setting is to let Windows choose which feature to use based on the actual speed of the connection.
  • Persistent Bitmap Caching: If you select this box, copies of bitmap images are stored on the local computer so they don’t have to be transferred across the network every time they’re needed.
  • Reconnect if the connection is dropped: If you select this box, connection will be automatically reestablished if the connection is broken.

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Setting the Advanced options

The following describes each of the options available in the Advanced tab.

  • Server Authentication: Determines what to do if an authentication problem such as an unknown security certificate is encountered when connecting to the server. The default action is to warn the user, but allow the user to continue if desired. You can change this setting to always connect in spite of the authentication problem, or to never connect when a problem is encountered.
  • Connect from Anywhere: These settings are used only when you use an advanced server role called Remote Desktop Gateway to manage remote access to computers on your network. For more information about this server role, search the Internet for Remote Desktop Gateway.

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Saving RDP Configuration File


Go to General tab:

A- Click on Save As, Add a filename and Save.

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Save the RDP File at Desktop with the Username

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RDP Configuration Settings List

Once the RDP File has been saved. You can open the file using a text editor to view all it’s settings. Each setting is explained below;

RDP made simple

Stop managing multiple RDP files and benefit from remote desktop connection without the hassle. Here’s how to use RDP connection with V2 Cloud.

Step 1: Download the V2 Cloud Desktop App

Download and install the desktop app at and login.

Step 2: Enable RDP

On top of the window in the V2 Cloud Desktop app, select Use RDP.

Step 3: Set RDP by default

Open the V2 Cloud app and select Settings, and check Always use RDP.

That’s it! RDP has been simplified with V2 Cloud.

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