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Bug 1063584

Summary: [RFE][horizon]: Download RDP conf file to auto connect to a windows instance
Product: Red Hat OpenStack Reporter: RHOS Integration <rhos-integ>
Component: RFEsAssignee: RHOS Maint <rhos-maint>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: markmc, yeylon
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Description RHOS Integration 2014-02-11 05:05:59 UTC
Cloned from launchpad blueprint


Windows, Linux and Mac OS make connection to a windows machine easy through a RDP configuration file. Here is an example of the content of such a configuration file:

----- instance-xxxx.rdp -----
    auto connect:i:1full address:s:

For example, on Windows, a user just has to double-click on a .rdp shortcut and it will automatically try to connect to the remote server, using the proper username.

This blueprint is to make, through Horizon, connections to a Windows instance easier and faster using this file:

1/ Start a Windows instance via Horizon
2/ Click on the "More.." dropdown for the launched instance (page instances: /project/instances/)
3/ Click "Download RDP file"
4/ Click on the downloaded file
5/ On windows, it starts connecting to the instance
6/ Just enter your password on the remote windows login box and voilà!

- We should be able to disable this feature via horizon
- The "Download RDP file" link should be displayed only for windows images
- We could use the glance API v2 tags field to distinguish windows images. We should be able to customize this tag value in the

            "self": "/v2/images/3a0c219d-0a0f-48ad-9be4-97c90cfac0f4",
            "size": 9761280,
            "status": "active",
            "tags": [
                "windows-rdp",  # <--------------------------------------


Specification URL (additional information):