Thursday, 10 April 2014

Windows Server 2008 R2: Group Policy changes for a better RDP and Development environment experience

My development VM is running off Windows Server 2008 R2. Some of the default settings are not conducive to easy development, so I made the following changes to make my life easier:

1.       Turn off User Access Control (see here)
2.       Make the following Group Policy changes (go to gpedit.msc > Computer Configuration > Adminstrative Templates> Windows Compopnents > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host)
a.       > Session Time Limits > Set time limit for disconnected sessions  > Disable
b.      > Session Time Limits > Set time limit for active but idle Remote Desktop sessions  > Disable
c.       > Device & Resource Redirection > Do not allow clipboard > Disable
3.       Move page file to another drive if your running out of space on C: (see here)
4.  Remove the automatic log-off settings (see here)

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