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Step 4: Verifying the Virtual Desktop Pool Functionality

Updated: July 20, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

To verify the functionality of a RemoteApp and Desktop Connection deployment, you must complete the following tasks:

  • Configure RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.

  • Connect to the RemoteApp program.

First, configure RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.

  1. Log on to CONTOSO-CLNT as Morgan Skinner (CONTOSO\mskinner).

  2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  3. In the Search Control Panel box, type RemoteApp.

  4. Under the RemoteApp and Desktop Connections heading, click Set up a new connection with RemoteApp and Desktop Connections.

  5. In the Connection URL box, type https://rdwa-srv.contoso.com/RDWeb/Feed/webfeed.aspx, and then click Next.

  6. On the Ready to set up the connection page, click Next.

  7. Click Finish.

Finally, connect to the RemoteApp program by using the Start menu.

  1. Click Start, and then click All Programs.

  2. Click RemoteApp and Desktop Connections, click Enterprise Remote Access, and then click CONTOSO Virtual Desktop Pool (Enterprise Remote Access).

You have successfully deployed and demonstrated the functionality of a virtual desktop pool, by using the simple scenario of connecting to a virtual desktop pool by using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection. You can also use this deployment to explore some of the additional capabilities of virtual desktop pools through additional configuration and testing.

You have completed all the steps. For additional information, see Appendix A: Configuring the Virtual Machine Manually.

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