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Step 3: Configuring the Personal Virtual Desktop

Updated: March 29, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

In this step, we will configure the personal virtual desktop. To do this, you should do the following:

  • Add RDWA-SRV to the TS Web Access Computers security group on RDCB-SRV.

  • Configure a source on Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access).

  • Configure the personal virtual desktop on the Remote Desktop Connection Broker (RD Connection Broker) server (RDCB-SRV).

First, add the computer account object of the RD Web Access server (RDWA-SRV) to the TS Web Access Computers security group on RDCB-SRV.

  1. Log on to RDCB-SRV as CONTOSO\Administrator.

  2. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Computer Management.

  3. Expand Local Users and Groups, and then click Groups.

  4. Right-click TS Web Access Computers, and then click Add to Group.

  5. Click Add.

  6. In the Select Users, Computers, Service Accounts, or Groups dialog box, click Object Types.

  7. In the Object Types dialog box, select the Computers check box, and then click OK.

  8. In the Enter the object names to select box, type rdwa-srv and then click OK.

  9. Click OK to close the TS Web Access Computers dialog box.

Next, configure a source on the RD Web Access server (RDWA-SRV).

  1. Log on to RDWA-SRV as CONTOSO\Administrator.

  2. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Remote Desktop Services, and then click Remote Desktop Web Access Configuration.

  3. Click Continue to this website (not recommended).

    ImportantImportant
    This guide uses a self-signed certificate for the RD Web Access server. Self-signed certificates are not recommended in a production environment. You should use a certificate that is trusted from a certification provider when deploying RD Web Access in a production environment.

  4. In the Domain\user name box, type CONTOSO\Administrator.

  5. In the Password box, type the password that you specified for CONTOSO\Administrator, and then click Sign in.

  6. On the Configuration page, click An RD Connection Broker server.

  7. In the Source name box, type rdcb-srv and then click OK.

Finally, configure the personal virtual desktop on the Remote Desktop Connection Broker (RD Connection Broker) server (RDCB-SRV) and assign it to CONTOSO\mskinner.

  1. Log on to RDCB-SRV as CONTOSO\Administrator.

  2. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Remote Desktop Services, and then click Remote Desktop Connection Manager.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Configure Virtual Desktops Wizard.

  4. On the Before You Begin page, click Next.

  5. On the Specify an RD Virtualization Host Server page, in the Server name box, type rdvh-srv, click Add, and then click Next.

  6. On the Configure Redirection Settings page, in the Server name box, type rdsh-srv and then click Next.

  7. On the Specify an RD Web Access Server page, click Next.

  8. On the Confirm Changes page, click Apply.

  9. Ensure that the Assign personal virtual desktop check box is selected, and then click Finish.

  10. On the Assign Personal Virtual Desktop page, click Select User.

  11. In the Enter the object name to select box, type contoso\mskinner and then click OK.

  12. In the Virtual machine box, click pvd1-clnt.contoso.com, and then click Next.

  13. Confirm that the User name and Virtual machine boxes are correct, and then click Assign.

  14. Clear the Assign another virtual machine to another user check box, and then click Finish.

You have configured the Personal Virtual Desktop. Now you can proceed to Step 4: Verifying Personal Virtual Desktop Functionality.

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