Advanced settings

The Advanced Settings node in the Policy Properties dialog allows you to customize the default behavior or Parallels Client.

You can specify the following properties:

  • Use client system colors: Enable this option to use the client system colors instead of those specified on the remote desktop.

  • Use client system settings: Enable this option to use the client system settings instead of those specified on the RD Session Host.

  • Create shortcuts configured on server: For each published application, the administrator can configure shortcuts that can be created on the client's desktop and the Start menu. Select this option to create the shortcuts, or clear the option if you don't want to create them.

  • Register file extensions associated from the server: For each published application, the administrator can create file extension associations. Use this option to either register the associated file extensions or not.

  • Redirect URLs to the client device: Enable this option to use the local web browser when opening 'http:" links.

  • Redirect MAILTO to the client device: Enable this option to use the local mail client when opening ‘mailto:’ links.

  • Always ask for credentials when starting applications: If this option is enabled, a user will be asked to enter credentials when starting an application even if the session is still active. You can use this option as added security to prevent unauthorized users to access applications. For example, if a user disconnects from a session, no one else will be able to take over the session and run remote applications. As another example, if a user leaves a device with an open User Portal displaying the app listing (with or without running RDP sessions) then any user who tries to open a new application or another instance of a running application will be prompted for credentials. Please note that the Auto login option must be disabled for this functionality to work; otherwise saved credentials will be used automatically.

  • Allow Server to send commands to be executed by client: Enable this option to allow commands being received from the server to be executed by the client.

  • Confirm Server commands before executing them: If this option is enabled, a message is displayed on the client to confirm any commands before they are executed from the server.

  • Network Level Authentication: Check this option to enable network level authentication, which will require the client to authenticate before connecting to the server.

  • Redirect POS devices: Enables the Point of Service (POS) devices such as bar code scanners or magnetic readers that are attached to the local computer to be used in the remote connection.

  • Use Pre Windows 2000 login format: If this option is selected, it allows you to use legacy (pre-Windows 2000) login format.

  • Disable RDP-UDP for gateway connections: Disables RDP UDP data tunneling on the client side. You can use this option when some clients experience random disconnects when RDP UDP data tunneling is enabled on the RAS Secure Gateway (the Network tab in the gateway Properties dialog), while other clients are not.

  • Do not show drive redirection dialog: This option affects Parallels Client for Mac. By default, the Grant access to Home folder (drive redirection) dialog opens automatically when a Mac user connects to Parallels RAS. This happens when this option is disabled or when there's no client policy at all. The dialog allows the user to configure which folders on the local disk drive should be available to remote applications. If you enable this option, the dialog will not be shown a user. Read below for more explanation.

    Drive redirection cannot be configured via client policies, so Mac users have to do this themselves. By automatically showing the dialog, you can invite the user to go through the local folder configuration procedure. On the other hand, if there's no need for your users to redirect their local drives, you can disable the automatic opening of the dialog. Note that the dialog can still be run manually in Parallels Client for Mac at any time by opening Connection Properties > Local Resources, selecting the Disk drives option and clicking Configure.

    When the option is disabled (or when there's no client policy defined), the dialog opens at least once when the user connects to Parallels RAS for the first time. At that time, the user can either configure local folders or select the Never ask me again option. In both cases, the dialog will not be shown to the user anymore. The Mac user can reset the Never ask me selection by going to Connection Properties > Advanced and clearing the Do not show drive redirection dialog option.

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