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Virtual IP Policy Settings

Mar 10, 2010

The Virtual IP section contains policy settings for configuring Virtual IP support for applications.

Virtual IP adapter address filtering

This setting enables or disables filtering of the list of addresses returned by the GetAdaptersAddresses() function to only include the session virtual IP address and the loopback address. By default, the list of adapter addresses is not filtered.

Before enabling this setting, make sure IP Virtualization is enabled in Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration. Additionally, enable the Virtual IP enhanced compatibility policy setting. If these settings are not configured, filtering does not occur.

After enabling this setting, configure the Virtual IP filter adapter addresses programs list to add the applications whose overhead can be reduced through adapter address filtering.

Virtual IP compatibility programs list

This setting specifies the application processes that can use virtual IP addresses. When adding programs to the list, specify only the executable name. It is not necessary to specify the entire path.

Virtual IP enhanced compatibility

This setting enables or disables additional support of Windows Remote Desktop IP virtualization. This allows calls to the gethostbyname() function within sessions to return the assigned virtual IP address for the session. By default, this setting is disabled.

Before enabling this setting, make sure IP Virtualization is enabled in Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration. If this setting is not configured, additional support does not occur.

After enabling this setting, configure the Virtual IP enhanced compatibility programs list setting to add the applications that can use virtual IP addresses.

Virtual IP filter adapter addresses programs list

This setting specifies the application executables that can use filter adapter addresses. When adding programs to the list, specify only the executable name. It is not necessary to specify the entire path.

Virtual IP loopback support

This setting enables or disables the use of virtual loopback addresses in sessions. By default, sessions do not have virtual loopback addresses.

After enabling this setting, configure the Virtual IP virtual loopback programs list to add the applications that can use virtual loopback addresses.

Virtual IP virtual loopback programs list

This setting specifies the application executables that can use virtual loopback addresses. When adding programs to the list, specify only the executable name. It is not necessary to specify the entire path.