Bug ID 592352: Launching RDP resources of 'Native' type requires downloading .rdp files that are not cleaned automatically

Last Modified: Feb 10, 2021

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP APM(all modules)

Fixed In:
13.0.0

Opened: May 10, 2016
Severity: 4-Minor

Symptoms

In order to launch a native RDP resource, the APM end user nmust download an automatically-generated .rdp file which is later used for launching the RDP client. Because the Microsoft Remote Desktop client does not cleanup .rdp files up automatically, the .rdp files may accrue in the end user client's Downloads folder over time.

Impact

Downloaded .rdp files are not automatically removed by the RDP client.

Conditions

Launching a native RDP resource.

Workaround

Remove .rdp files manually from the Downloads folder from time to time to free up space.

Fix Information

APM now generates .rdp filename with some randomly generated strings in it. However, those files still remain in the Downloads folder unless the end user client removes them manually.

Behavior Change