Running a Remote Desktop Connection session within another Remote Desktop Connection session is supported provided the following conditions are met.
|Client Computer version||Remote Desktop version||Nested Remote Desktop version||Supported RDP feature for the nested Remote Desktop connection||Supported Remote Desktop connection type|
For example, the following scenarios are supported for basic graphics and keyboard and mouse input:
- Users connecting to a Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) server for their desktop environment, and then connecting to another Windows Server 2012 RD Session Host server for RemoteApp programs.
- Users connecting to a Windows 8 virtual desktop for their desktop environment, and then connecting to a Windows Server 2012 RD Session Host server for RemoteApp programs.
- Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 do not support running a Remote Desktop Connection session within another Remote Desktop Connection session.
- Only one level of nested Remote Desktop connection is supported. Establishing a Remote Desktop connection from inside a nested Remote Desktop connection is not supported.
- RDP features other than graphics, keyboard, and mouse input are not supported (including but not limited to Smart Card redirection, Clipboard redirection, Device redirection, and Audio redirection).
- All RDP features can be used with the first RDP connection; that is, the connection between the user’s client computer and the first Remote Desktop computer.
- Users can use the Remote Desktop Web Access portal in the first Remote Desktop to launch RemoteApp programs or Remote Desktop connections.
Article ID: 2754550 - Last Review: Nov 2, 2012 - Revision: 1