Enable Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0

This policy setting allows you to enable Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 8. 0 on this computer. Please read the following KB article before enabling this Group Policy. http://go. microsoft. com/fwlink/?LinkID=251814If you enable this policy setting connections from RDP 8. 0-compatible client computers to this computer will use RDP 8. 0. Computers that are not compatible with RDP 8. 0 will use a compatible earlier version of RDP. If the policy setting is enabled the following functionality will not be available:1. Administrator shadow which allows remote monitoring of users’ sessions2. Desktop Composition and Aero experience unless this computer is configured to use a RemoteFX VGPUFor more information see http://go. microsoft. com/fwlink/?LinkID=251814. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting client computers including computers that are compatible with RDP 8. 0 will only use RDP 7. 1 or an earlier version of RDP. Note: This policy setting does not apply to connections that use RemoteFX VGPU. Connections that use RemoteFX VGPU will continue to use RDP 7. 1. For this change to take effect you must restart Windows.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Terminal Services # fServerEnableRDP8

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Remote Desktop Services -> Remote Desktop Session Host -> Remote Session Environment


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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