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IMsRdpClientAdvancedSettings6::ConnectToAdministerServer property

Retrieves or specifies whether the ActiveX control should attempt to connect to the server for administrative purposes.

This property is read/write.


HRESULT put_ConnectToAdministerServer(
  [in]   VARIANT_BOOL connectToAdministerServer

HRESULT get_ConnectToAdministerServer(
  [out]  VARIANT_BOOL *pConnectToAdministerServer

Property value

VARIANT_TRUE to cause the ActiveX control to attempt to connect to the server for administrative purposes; otherwise VARIANT_FALSE. The default value is VARIANT_FALSE.


To use ConnectToAdministerServer, you must be running Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) client version 6.1 or later.

Note  RDC version 6.1 (6.0.6001) supports Remote Desktop Protocol 6.1. RDC 6.1 is included with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1).

When connecting to a server that is running a version of Windows Server 2008, ConnectToAdministerServer connects you to a session that is used for administrative purposes on the remote server. If the Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) role service is installed on the remote server, ConnectToAdministerServer does the following:

  • Disables Remote Desktop Services client access licensing for the session.
  • Disables time zone redirection for the session.
  • Disables Remote Desktop Connection Broker (RD Connection Broker) redirection for the session.
  • Disables Plug and Play device redirection for the session.
  • Changes the remote session theme to Windows Classic for the session.


Minimum supported client

Windows Vista

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008

Type library





IID_IMsRdpClientAdvancedSettings6 is defined as 222c4b5d-45d9-4df0-a7c6-60cf9089d285

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