Specifying client settings

To specify client settings for published resources, navigate to Farm > <Site> > Settings and select the Client Settings tab. On this page, you can specify how published application icons are displayed on the client side and some other options.

Select icon resolution

Published resources are displayed in Parallels Client as icons or as a list. You can specify which resolution should be used when the resources are displayed as icons. Select from the following options:

  • Send standard resolution icons. Standard resolution icons.

  • Send high resolution icons. High resolution icons. Please note that this option will use more network bandwidth.

Enable, disable or change the overlay icon

Note: These configuration changes are applicable to desktop clients only (Windows, Mac, Linux). They have no effect on mobile and Web Clients.

The other options on this tab is to enable, disable or update the overlay icon. An overlay icon is placed over a standard application icon to indicate that it's a remote application served by Parallels RAS. When you launch a remote application from Parallels Client, the application icon is displayed on the local desktop (e.g. on the taskbar in Windows or Dock in macOS). By using an overlay icon, you give the user the ability to tell at a glance which of their running applications are remote Parallels RAS applications and which are local (or any other kind).

Parallels RAS uses the Parallels logo as the overlay icon by default. However, the administrator may also change this to use the standard Microsoft RemoteApp overlay icon. When using Parallels logo as the overlay icon, an application icon on a local computer will look like the following sample icons:

As you can see, these are standard icons used by the Windows Calculator and Paint applications with the Parallels logo icon (red parallel lines in the right corner) displayed on top of them. When a user notices the overlay, they'll know right away that this is a remote application served by Parallels RAS, not a local Windows app.

Show password expiration reminder

You can automatically remind your Parallels RAS users to change their domain password when it nears the expiration date. To enable this functionality, select the Show password expiration reminder option. When it is enabled, a Parallels Client user whose password is about to expire will see a notification right after they connect to Parallels RAS. Note that the option is disabled by default.

Session reset

You can force user sessions to reset on user logoff by selecting the Force session reset on logoff from Parallels Client option. This is useful for resetting frozen user sessions.

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