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Rename .rdp filename before it downloads from RDWeb

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Occasional Contributor

When we download published applications and desktops from our remote desktop servers' RDWeb, names are like "cpub-<appli>-<collection>-CmsRdsh.rdp".

 

Is there a way to change this default download name only to "<appli>-<collection>.rdp" (with powershell for exemple) ?

 

Thanks,

Joe

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@Joe Rainero : Can you explain why you have the need to rename the RDPfiles?

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Yes. We want to rename them because they come down to the end user's computer named something like cpub-xxxx-xxxx ("cpub-<appli>-<collection>-CmsRdsh.rdp) and we would like for them to simply be named client.rdp or something like that. Does this make sense? When this long filename is saved to the desktop, the name wraps and almost nothing shows except for cpub- which makes no sense to the end users. We want the end users to be able to understand by reading the name of the file.
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@Joe Rainero: Which OS are users connecting from? There should be no need to work with RDP files. On Windows 10 remote app can be pinned conveniently and show as well in the start menu.  Share your feature suggestion here on https://aka.ms/wvdfbk 

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Most use Windows 10. Some use Mac Catalina. Others use iOS.
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We are also publishing the entire desktop, not just remote apps.
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Best Response confirmed by Eva Seydl (Microsoft)
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@Joe Rainero : Full desktop will show as well in the apps list in the start menu. See documentation here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/connect-windows-7-and-10

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Thank you. This is not a WVD deployment. They are remote desktop session hosts that reside in our private on premise datacenter.