Remote desktops in Access Policy Manager allow users to access the following types of internal servers in virtual desktop sessions:
You can configure remote desktops by name or by their internal IP addresses, and grant or deny users the ability to set up their own favorites.
Using an Access Policy Manager ( APM) RDP type remote desktop, clients can access a server that runs Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. Microsoft Remote Desktop servers run the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) server. RDP is a protocol that provides a graphical interface to another computer on a network.
To provide Microsoft RDP connections natively, APM provides these alternatives.
For support information, refer to BIG-IP APM Client Compatibility Matrix on AskF5 at http://support.f5.com/.
Citrix remote desktops are supported by Citrix XenApp and ICA clients. With Access Policy Manager you can configure clients to access servers using Citrix terminal services. You provide a location from which a client can download and install a Citrix client for a Citrix ICA connection.
To set up remote desktops, perform the procedures in the task list.
|For Citrix||Specify an IP address as your Destination, accept or change the Port, and select the ACL Order.|
|For RDP||Specify your Destination and Port. All
other settings are optional. To provide a cross-platform Java client for this RDP tunnel,
select the Java Client check box.
Note: If you specify a hostname for your destination, make sure that it is DNS-resolvable. After the remote desktop is assigned to a full webtop in an access policy, the remote desktop does not appear on the full webtop if the hostname is not DNS-resolvable.