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Step 3. Configure Clientless RDP Connections

Quick reference:
Settings -> Integrations -> Clientless RDP

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After creation of a service account and configuring the Clientless RDP gateway, you can start with adding connections to your RDP environment. 


Configure Clientless RDP connections

To configure the Clientless RDP connection, you can download a RDP file from the application on the RD web. The information from this file is needed to set up the connection.
  • Navigate to Settings > Integrations > Clientless RDP.
  • Click New connection.
  • Provide the information you got from the RDP file.

Here's an example:


When a connection is deleted, the created app will still be available from apps management and the user’s Workspace. Only the link to the connection is removed. This will result in an error when opening the app. To enable the correct usage off the app, choose the correct connection from the dropdown in apps management.

Configure connection

Some of these fields are mandatory to fill in.
  • Name (mandatory): Give the connection a name.
  • Server address (mandatory): This should be the internal server address.
  • Port (optional): The port field is the port where the RDP server is listening on, by default 3389. If this is not specified, the default of 3389 will be used. If you use RDWeb and RD Gateway, information can be filled in at the terminal server gateway settings below).
  • Display desktop background (optional): you choose if the background from the RDP connection is enabled.

Remote app

These fields are optional to fill in.
  • Program: If you want to make an specific app available from this connection, fill in the program name. Make sure to place “||” in front of the published program name (e.g. ||Afas, ||Resource and Performance Monitor etc.). Leaving the published app blank, the full desktop will open.
  • Work directory: Fill in here the location where the specified application in the Program field is (e.g. C:\PublishedApps\ or C:\Windows\System32\)
  • Parameters: Configure Parameters to remote app the connection.

Terminal server gateway

These fields are optional to fill in.

To support the connections from a desktop and/or app connection on a Terminal Server, you can add the gateway settings in this section. You can retrieve this information by downloading and editing the .rdp file on your pc.

  • Hostname: This is the hostname of the RDS/Terminal Server gateway (=RDWeb)
  • Port: By default port 443 is used. If you use this port, the field can be let empty. 
    If you use RDWeb and RD Gateway then all you need is tcp port 443 (or 80). If you only use RDWeb then you would need tcp port 443 for RDWeb and tcp port 3389 (by default) for RDP (see port value under configure connection above). 
  • Domain: Configure a domain for this gateway.
  • Loadbalance info: Configure loadbalance info for this gateway.

Proceed to step 4

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