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Configuring a Remote PC

To access the properties of a Remote PC highlight the computer name from the navigation tree in the Parallels 2X Remote Application Server Console and click Properties from the Tasks drop down menu. All of the below configuration options can be configured from the Remote PC Properties.

Enabling or Disabling a Remote PC in the Farm

By default a PC is enabled in the farm. When it is disabled, published applications and virtual desktops cannot be served from it.nf

To disable a PC from the farm untick the option Enable Remote PC from the Properties tab in the Remote PC Properties. Tick back (enable) any of the tick boxes to enable the computer back in the farm.

Properties Tab in Remote PC Properties

Configuring or Changing a Remote PC IP Address

From the Properties tab you can also change the remote PC IP address and add a description. The MAC address is also needed to automatically switch ON the PC when accessing resources from it.

Note: The Wake On Lan option should be enabled in the PC Bios options so the machine could be automatically turned on.

Configuring the Remote PC Agent

Each Remote PC in the farm has a 2X Agent installed to provide a connection between the Parallels 2X Remote Application Server and the PC.  The agent can be configured from the Agent Settings tab in the pc properties.

Configuring Remote PC Agent Settings from Agent Settings Tab

Configuring the Remote Desktop Connection Port

Specify a different remote desktop connection port number in the Port input field if a non default port is configured on the pc.

Changing the Direct Address

This address is only used in Direct Connection mode and it could be an internal or external IP. To change the Direct Address of a remote PC tick the option Change Direct Address and specify the new address in the Direct Address input field.

Changing Connection Timeout

To increase the connection timeout of a remote PC select a value from the drop down menu Connection Timeout.

Changing the Session Timeout

To change the amount of time each session remains connected in the background after the user has closed the published application specify a new value in the Publishing Session Timeout input field. This option is used to avoid unnecessary reconnections with the pc.

Configuring URL and Mail Redirect / Restricting Access

To allow http and mailto links to be opened using a local application on the client computer rather than the server’s resources, enable the option Allow Client URL/Mail Redirection. To configure a list of URLs which should not be redirected navigate to the URL Redirection tab in the Settings node of a site.

Configuring RDP Printing for Remote PC

The RDP Printer tab allows you to configure the renaming format of redirected printers.  The format may vary depending on which version and language of the server you are using.

Configuring RDP Printing from the RDP Printer Tab in Remote PC Properties

Set your RDP Printer Name Format specifically for the configured server by choosing any of the below options from the RDP Printer Name Format drop down menu:

  • Printername (from Computername) in Session no.
  • Session no. (computername from) Printername
  • Printername (redirected Session no)

The other RDP Printing options available in the RDP Printer tab are:

  • Remove session number from printer name
  • Remove client name from printer name