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Remove the RD Web Access Option "Connect to a remote PC"

Remove the RD Web Access Option "Connect to a remote PC"

Q: I am using Remote Desktop Web Access--how can I remove the "Connect to a remote PC" option?

A: Typically on the RDWeb page there's an option called Connect to a remote PC . It enables a Remote Desktop connection to a specified machine.


To remove this option, change the settings of the ASP.NET application for the RDWeb site:

  1. Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
  2. Expand Sites, RDWeb, Pages.
  3. In the content pane under ASP.NET, select the Application Settings object.
  4. Change ShowDesktops value to false, and click OK.
  5. The change takes immediate effect.

A bug in Windows Server 2012 prevented this setting change from always functioning correctly, but it was fixed in Windows Server 2012 R2. If you're using Windows Server 2012, you can find a workaround at the Microsoft website.

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