In this article, I want to summarize all the information I’ve posted about configuring RDP properties for an Azure virtual desktop environment.

First, I will start by indicating which properties are already established by default when creating a host pool. I have grouped them similarly as they are presented in the Azure portal.

Default RDP properties

The RDP files have the following properties set by default:

EnableCredssp: Enabled
  • enablecredsspsupport:i:1

Video playback: Enabled

  • videoplaybackmode:i:1

Redirections enabled:

  • Drives – drivestoredirect:s:*
  • Clipboard – redirectclipboard:i:1
  • Printers – redirectprinters:i:1
  • COM ports – redirectcomports:i:1
  • Smart cards – redirectsmartcards:i:1
  • Devices – devicestoredirect:s:*
  • usbdevicestore – usbdevicestoredirect:s:*

Audio Mode: Local Playback

  • audiomode:i:0

Multi-monitor mode: enabled

  • use multimon:i:1

Custom RDP properties

For custom properties, under each property group, you have a link to my article where I explain how to use PowerShell and the Azure CLI to customize RDP properties for Azure Virtual Desktop host pools.

Connection information

Session behavior

Device redirection

Display settings


In this section, in the Azure portal, you can configure all your RDP properties by separating each property:value with the character “;” as shown in the following screenshot.

custom RDP properties

Thanks for reading my post. I hope you find it helpful, and if you like this type of publication, let me know.

Check out this link to learn more about supported RDP settings.