W2K8 R2 RDS 4 – Installing And Confguring Remote Desktop Web Access

W2K8 R2 RDS 4 – Installing And Confguring Remote Desktop Web Access

Introduction

This section of the article provides the steps to install and configure RDS Web Access on a Windows 2008 R2 Server.

Prerequisites

In order to install and configure RDS Web Access the following prerequisites must be met :-

  • A Windows 2008 R2 Server
  • The server must be part of a Domain
  • At least one configured RDS Session Host
  • A configured RDS Connection Broker Server

Installing The RDS Web Access Role

To install the RDS Web Access 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 Web Access  and then click on Next
  • When prompted to Add Role Services and Features required by the Remote Desktop Web Access click on Add Required Role Services
  • Click on Next
  • At the Introduction To Web Server (IIS) screen click on Next
  • When prompted to Select Role Services for the Web Server (IIS) click on Next
  • When prompted to Confirm Installation Selections click on Install

The Remote Desktop Gateway Role will now be installed on the server

Configuring RDS Web Access

The next step is to configure the RDS Web Access.  To configure the RDS Web Access perform the following steps :-

  • In a web browser go to the rdweb site on your server

E.G. http://{Your Server}/rdweb

  • When prompted logon as {Domain Name}\administrator to the site
  • Click on the Configuration tab
  • Select the source to use An RD Connection Broker
  • In the Source Name box enter in either the NetBIOS Name or theFully Qualified Domain Name of your RD Connection Broker server

E.G. RDSBroker01

  • Click on OK to apply the configuration

Populate The TS Web Access Computers Security Group On The RDS Connection Broker

The next step populate the TS Web Access Computers Security Group on the RDS Connection Broker.  To populate the TS Web Access Computers Security Group on the RDS Connection Broker perform the following steps :-

  • Logon to the RDS Connection Broker Server as an Administrative account
  • Under Administrative Tools click on Computer Management
  • In the Left Hand pane expand Local Users and Groups and then clickGroups
  • In the Right Hand pane Double Click the TS Web Access Computers Group
  • Click on Add and then click on Object Types
  • Select Computers in the list of Object Types and then click on OK
  • In the Enter the object names to select type the Computer Account of the RD Web Access server

E.G. RDSGWay01

  • Click on OK and then OK again to close the properties of the TS Web Access Computers Group