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Bug 1063584 - [RFE][horizon]: Download RDP conf file to auto connect to a windows instance
Summary: [RFE][horizon]: Download RDP conf file to auto connect to a windows instance
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat OpenStack
Classification: Red Hat
Component: RFEs
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: RHOS Maint
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: upstream_milestone_none upstream_stat...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-02-11 05:05 UTC by RHOS Integration
Modified: 2016-10-29 04:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2015-03-19 17:27:37 UTC
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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",  # <--------------------------------------


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