1. How to configure Remote Desktop environment

1.1. Environment

1.1.1. Precondition

  • Each server need to belong to domain environment, and the domain environment need to be created beforehand.


1.1.2. Configuration information.

Each server need to be installed following Roles in order to build environment where server can use Remote Desktop to “rd-sh01”.

host name Roles
rds-ad01 Domain controller
rds-sh01 Remote Desktop Session Host / Connection Broker / Remote Web Access
rds-license01 Remote desktop license (Automatically installed when creating virtual server from official image)


1.2. Pre-work

Add “rds-sh01” and “rds-license01” from [Server Manager]-[Dashboard]-[Add Server to Manage] of [rds-ad01].Perform this operation from rds-ad01 to rds-sh01 and rds-license01.

1.2.1. Click on [Server Manager], then [Add other servers to manage].

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1.2.2. Select host name of the server you want to add, then register “rds-sh01” and “rds-license01” from “Active Directory;” to “Selected” on [Add Servers].

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1.2.3. Verify “Remote Desktop Session Host” and “Remote desktop license” are Listed on [All Servers].

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1.3. How to configure Remote Desktop environment

1.3.1. Install “Session Host”, “Connection Broker”, and “Remote WebApp” as the role of Remote Desktop.

Perform this operation from rds-ad01 to rds-sh01.

1.3.2. Click on [Server Manager], [All Servers], [Manage], then [Add Roles and Features].

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1.3.3. Click [Next] on “Before you begin” screen.

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1.3.4. Select [Remote Desktop Services Installation] on [Select installation type].

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1.3.5. Select [Standard deployment] on [Select deployment type].

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1.3.6. Select “Session-based desktop deployment” on [Select deployment scenario] screen.

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1.3.7. Click [Next] on “Review role services” screen.

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1.3.8. Select “rds-sh01” you want to install, then register it from “Server Pool;” to “Selected” on [Specify RD connection Broker server].

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1.3.9. Select “rds-sh01” you want to install, then register it from “Server Pool;” to “Selected” on [Specify RD Web Access server].

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1.3.10. Select “rds-sh01” you want to install, then register it from “Server Pool;” to “Selected” on [RD Session host].

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1.3.11. Check on [Restart the destination server automatically if required] on [Confirm selection] screen, then click [Deploy].

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1.3.12. Click [Exit] after you make sure installation of each Roles succeeded on [View Progress] screen.

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1.4. Add Virtual Server created from Official Image as License server on Remote Desktop environment.

Perform this operation from rds-ad01 to rds-license01.



1.4.1. Click “rds-license01” on [Remote Desktop Service] screen.

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1.4.2. Select “rds-license01”, then register it from “Server Pool;” to “Selected” on [Server selection].

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1.4.3. The selected license server name will be displayed. Then click on [Add].

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1.4.4. Verify installation status becomes [Succeeded].

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1.4.5. Click on [Edit Deployment Properties].

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1.4.6. Click on [RD License Server], then select [Per User].

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Work on “rds-license01”.

1.4.7. Right-click on “rds-license01” displayed on [Remote Desktop Services], then click on [RD Licensing Manager].

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1.4.8. Right-click on “rds-license01” on [RD Licensing Manager], then click [Review Configuration].

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1.4.9. After pop-up screen shows up, click on [Add to Group].

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1.4.10. After pop-up screen shows up, click on [Continue].

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1.4.11. Click on [OK].

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1.4.12. Verify all of status turn to be normal.

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1.5. Create “Session Collection” on remote desktop environment.

Work on “rds-ad01”.

1.5.1. Right-click [RD session] on [Remote Desktop Services] screen, then click on [Create Session Collection].

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1.5.2. Create [Next] on [Before you begin] screen.

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1.5.3. Input name on [Session Collection] screen, then click on [Next].

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1.5.4. Select “rds-sh01” on [RD Session Host] screen, then register to [Selected].

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1.5.5. Select the usergroup you want to use Remote Desktop, then click [Next].

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1.5.6. Click [Next] on [User Profile Disks] screen without checking [Enable user profile disks].

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1.5.7. Click [Create] after verifying configuration.

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1.5.8. Click [Exit] after you make sure adding session host and creating session collection succeeded on [View Progress] screen.

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Work on “rds-sh01”.

1.5.9. Right-click on License Server name displayed on [Remote Desktop Services], then click on [RD Licensing Diagnoser].

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1.5.10. Verify “Number of licensing available for clients”, and “Credentials” and “Connectivity” are Available on [RD Licensing Diagnoser].

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