Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Aero Glass Remote Desktop Connection (RDS/TS)

 

To enable Aero Glass in a Remote Desktop session:

Remote Desktop client, Windows Aero hardware and Aero driver is required.

The following settings should be selected in the Remote Desktop client:

  1. Colour depth of the remote session must be set to 32-bit
  2. “Desktop composition” must be enabled on the Experience tab

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If the remote computer is a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine

  • Desktop Session Host (RDSH) role is required
  • Desktop Experience feature is required
  • Themes service is set to auto start
  • Video settings are 32bit per pixel

(In Server Manager, go to “RD Session Host Configuration” under “Remote Desktop Services” role, right-click on the connection to bring up “RDP-Tcp Properties” Uncheck “Limit Maximum Colour Depth” from “Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration.”)

  • Group Policy is required to enable the settings for RDP

(The policy path is “Computer Configuration\ AdministrativeTemplates\ WindowsComponents\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Remote Session Environment”)

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Would you like to user Aero Flip, good luck with the key combination, if you find it let me know. NOTE: Does not work on a Citrix ICA session, only RDP.

Create a shortcut like so:

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This information is generally from here:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2009/06/23/aero-glass-remoting-in-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx

http://mandeeptech.com/2010/02/how-to-create-aero-flip-3d-shortcut-on-desktop-quick-launch-or-windows-7-taskbar/

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