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Thursday, September 30, 2010

How RD Web Access Public and Private Mode Affects Logging Onto Pooled And Personal VMs:


If I log onto a machine, but then log onto RD Web Access with different credentials, I get different behavior when access pooled or personal VMs when in public or private mode.

In RD WEB access, logged into from either  Windows 7 or Windows XP SP3:
  • If I choose "This is a private computer" then when I try to launch a Pooled or Personal VM, it uses the credentials I logged onto the MACHINE with, not the website. It does not give me an opportunity to change this.
  •  If I choose "This is a public computer" then when I try to launch a Pooled or Personal VM, it prompts me for credentials.  
Also, this is not the case if I use Win2k8R2 as a client. Win28kR2 prompts me for credentials no matter if I choose public or private mode when logging onto RD Web Access.

(RemoteApps in all of these cases are set to use WebSSO and so they use the credentials I logged onto the website with. This is expected behavior.)