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Installing the Remote Desktop Web Access Role Service

Published: March 2, 2011

Updated: March 2, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Install the RD Web Access role service on the server that you want users to connect to over the Web to access RemoteApp programs, or virtual desktops. When you install the RD Web Access role service, Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is also installed.

The server where you install RD Web Access acts as the Web server. The server does not have to be a Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) server.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477).

  1. On the computer on which you want to install the RD Web Access role service, open Server Manager. To open Server Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  2. If the Remote Desktop Services role is not already installed:

    1. Under Roles Summary, click Add Roles.

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

    3. On the Select Server Roles page, select the Remote Desktop Services check box, and then click Next.

    4. Review the Remote Desktop Services page, and then click Next.

    5. On the Select Role Services page, select the Remote Desktop Web Access check box.

    If the Remote Desktop Services role is already installed:

    1. Under Roles Summary, click Remote Desktop Services.

    2. Under Role Services, click Add Role Services.

    3. On the Select Role Services page, select the Remote Desktop Web Access check box.

  3. Review the information about the required role services, and then click Add Required Role Services.

  4. Click Next.

  5. Review the Web Server (IIS) page, and then click Next.

  6. On the Select Role Services page, where you are prompted to select the role services that you want to install for IIS, click Next.

  7. On the Confirm Installation Selections page, click Install.

  8. On the Installation Progress page, installation progress will be noted.

  9. On the Installation Results page, confirm that the installation succeeded, and then click Close.

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