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Assign a Personal Virtual Desktop by Using Active Directory Users and Computers

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Use the following procedure to assign a personal virtual desktop to a user by using the Active Directory Users and Computers tool.

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You must use the Active Directory Users and Computers tool in Windows Server 2008 R2.

Membership in the Account Operators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to configure the properties of most domain user accounts. In some cases, membership in the Domain Admins group, or equivalent, is the minimum required. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477.

To assign a personal virtual desktop by using Active Directory Users and Computers
  1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers. To open Active Directory Users and Computers, log on to a computer where Active Directory Users and Computers has been installed (for example, on an Active Directory domain controller), click Start, click Run, type dsa.msc and then click OK.

  2. Locate the user account to which you want to assign a personal virtual desktop.

  3. Right-click the user account, and then click Properties.

  4. On the Personal Virtual Desktop tab, select the Assign a personal virtual desktop to this user check box.

  5. In the Computer Name box, type the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the computer to which you want to assign the user. To search for the name of the computer, click Browse, and then click Advanced to use the Select Computer dialog box to find the computer.

    ImportantImportant
    The name of the virtual machine in the Hyper-V Manager tool must match the FQDN of the computer.

  6. Click OK to save your selections and close the Properties dialog box.

To remove an assignment, clear the Assign a personal virtual desktop to this user check box. You can also use the ADSI Edit tool to clear the value of the msTSPrimaryDesktop attribute in the properties of the user account.

For information about how to see a list of which virtual machines are assigned to which users, see About Virtual Machine Assignments.

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