Printing Settings


Disable: Disables your ability to redirect printing devices from published resources.

Print: With this option enabled, selecting to print from a published resource from the RAS universal printer will redirect the print job using Airprint.

View: With this option enabled, selecting to print from a published resource will open the the document in PDF format.

Default Printer

This option is used to set the default printer when connecting to a remote session.

None: The default printer setting on the remote session is not changed.

RAS Universal Printer: The RAS Universal Printer will be set as the default printer on the remote session.

Custom: The printer specified in the ‘Custom Printer Name’ will be set as default printer on the remote session, if available.

Match exact printer Name: Enable this option automatically set the printer with a name that matches exactly the name specified in the “Custom Printer Name” option. If disabled, the first printer on the server that partially matches the printer name will be set as default.

Local Resources

Do Not Play: Choosing this setting will not play sound.

Redirect to device: Choosing this setting will redirect sound played on the remote computer to the iOS device.

Leave At Remote Computer: Enabling this setting, sound would be available on the remote computer.

Experience Settings

Connection Speed: Select the suitable connection speed to match your environment for the most fluid experience.

Desktop Background: When enabled, this setting shows the desktop background image.

Font Smoothing: This setting smoothes out all fonts for improved readability.

Menu Animation: When set to ‘OFF’, the menus will show instantly.

Desktop Composition:  Desktop composition changes the way windows are drawn on the screen.

Window Dragging: Shows content when dragging.

Themes: Use the terminal server ‘themes’ when enabled.

Bitmap Caching/ Enable Compression: It is recommended to enable compression and bitmap caching which allows you a more efficient connection.

Note:  If you are using a connection to a remote computer in a local network that runs at 100MBit or up, it is usually safe to have all of the experience options turned on.

Network Settings

These settings allow you to configure your network settings so you will be able to connect using a proxy.


Enable the ‘Use Proxy Server’ option to configure the Proxy settigns below. The Proxy Host (domain name or IP Address) and port number you will be connecting to have to be specified.

Server Type: The following are different proxy connection types that can be used:

  • SOCKS4: Enable this option to transparently use the service of a network firewall.
  • SOCKS4A: Enable this option to allow a client that cannot connect to resolve the destination host’s name to specify it.
  • SOCKS5: Enable this option to be able to connect using authentication.
  • HTTP 1.1: Enable this option to connect using the standard HTTP 1.1 protocol connections.

For ‘SOCKS5’ and ‘HTTP 1.1’ connections, authentication is required and and the ‘Username’ and ‘Password’ options become configurable.

Authentication Settings

From the authentication settings you can define how the Parallels 2X RDP app will behave when failing to authenticate with the Terminal Server.

Connect: the user can ignore the certificate of the server and still connect.

Warn: the user is alerted about the certificate and still has the ability to choose whether he wants to connect or not.

Do not connect: the user is not allowed to connect if he is not authenticated.

Advanced Settings

Redirect URLs to this Device: Enable this option to use the web browser installed on the device when opening ‘http:’ links.

Redirect Mail to this Device: Enable this option to use the mail client installed on the device when opening ‘mailto:’ links.

Use Pre Windows 2000 Login Format: Enable this option to use ‘domain\user’ as login format to log into your remote desktop computer.

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

Override Device Name: This text field would be the name that your computer will use during a Remote Desktop session.

If set, this will override the default device name. Any filtering set by the administrator with Parallels 2X Remote Application Server will make use of the ‘Override device name’.