Block file-sharing in ms-rdp

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Block file-sharing in ms-rdp

L0 Member

Hi Palo Alto community,


Hope all of you are doing well.

May I ask for assistance in blocking file-sharing in ms-rdp? here is the scenario:

1. User is connected to the globalprotect VPN
2. Vpn user uses ms-rdp to remote Virtual PC behind the firewall
3. We are trying to block file sharing over this application(ms-rdp)

we have checked this knowledgebase:

KB talks about disable file sharing over RDP using GPO

We are still looking for work around in the Palo Alto(maybe there's a feature request here you can inform us)





Community Team Member

Hi @maandsEgghead 


Well no. 

Since MS-RDP uses a proprietary encryption method, there's no way to decrypt and inspect the traffic.


As per the article you refer to, disabling file sharing on the end client is the only workaround I can think of.




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