W2K8 R2 RDS 1 – Installing And Configuring A Remote Desktop Session Host

W2K8 R2 RDS 1 – Installing And Configuring A Remote Desktop Session Host

Introduction

This section of the article provides the steps required to install the Remote Desktop Session Host Role on to a Windows 2008 R2 Server.

Prerequisites

In order to install and configure a Remote Desktop Session Host  the following prerequisites must be met :-

  • A Windows 2008 R2 Server
  • The server to be used must be part of a Domain

Installing The Remote Desktop Session Host Role

To install the Remote Desktop Connection Broker Role perform the following steps :

  • Open the Server Manager Console
  • Click on Roles and then click on Add Roles
  • From the list of available Roles select Remote Desktop Services and then click on Next
  • From the list of available Role Services select Remote Desktop Connection Session Host  and then click on Next
  • At the Application Compatibility screen click on Next to continue
  • At the Authentication Method screen select whether you requireNetwork Level Authentication or not and then click on Next
  • When prompted configured the Licensing Mode you require and then click on Next
  • At the User Groups screen click on Add and add any additional AD Groups you wish to allow access
  • Click on Next and then select the Client Experience settings you wish to use and then click on Next
  • When prompted to Confirm Installation Selections click on Install

The Remote Desktop Session Host Role will now be installed on the server