I did a quick test by opening Windows Remote Desktop (aka mstsc.exe ) and 
saving the default values to an RDP file (which you can open with any text 
editor).  Changing only the dropdown for type of network connection, these were 
the resulting diffs:

LAN Connection
connection type:i:6
disable wallpaper:i:0
allow font smoothing:i:1
allow desktop composition:i:1
disable full window drag:i:0
disable menu anims:i:0
disable themes:i:0

Modem Connection
connection type:i:1
disable wallpaper:i:1
allow font smoothing:i:0
allow desktop composition:i:0
disable full window drag:i:1
disable menu anims:i:1
disable themes:i:1

I noticed that the checkboxes under the connection dropdown changed 
automatically when specifying the type of network connection.  Whether actually 
specifying only connection type 6 as opposed to connection type 1 (and none of 
the other settings) will make any difference I can't say.

If you want to "crank up" the settings, I'd just use all the values that are 
the default for LAN Connection.  End users can override these at their 
choosing.  Note that "advanced" users who simply fire up RDP on their own and 
enter the hostname in the VCL reservation screen won't get any settings but 
their own defaults.

Just remember if you do have any off-LAN people using the system that RDP is 
not very optimized, so they may not have a very good experience if everything 
is turned to full value.
Tony Miller
Technology Consultant
Academic Technologies
mill...@ecu.edu /\ http://blog.ecu.edu/techtips

From: Aaron Peeler [mailto:aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 2:23 PM
To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: Changing Default Speed in RDP file

The rdp file gets generated from the web server.

Look in /<vcl_web_root>/.ht-inc/utils.php.
search for the sendRDPfile routine.

I'm not sure what variable sets that, but I think those values only 
enable/disable more options, like themes and show contents while dragging,  etc.


On 9/29/10 1:47 PM, Duhon, Gregory D wrote:

The RDP file downloaded to access a reservation is set for "Low-speed 
broadband".  We would like to set this to "LAN (10Mbps or higher)" in the 
downloaded RDP file.

Where does the template RDP file reside on the management node?

What is the RDP parameter used to set the speed of the connection?

We have looked for this parameter on the internet and it remains a mystery.  I 
am hoping you may know what that parameter is.

Gregory Duhon
Infrastructure Architect
Information Technology
California State University, Northridge


Aaron Peeler

Program Manager

Virtual Computing Lab

NC State University



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