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Step 1: Setting Up the Infrastructure

Updated: February 16, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

To prepare your test environment for the virtual desktop, you must complete the following tasks:

Use the following table as a reference for the computer names, operating systems, and network settings that are required to complete the steps in this guide.

ImportantImportant
Before you configure your computers with static IP addresses, we recommend that you complete Windows product activation while each of your computers still has Internet connectivity. You should also install any available critical security updates from Windows Update (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=47370).

 

Computer name Operating system requirement IP settings

CONTOSO-CLNT

Windows 7 with SP1

IP address:

10.0.0.3

Subnet mask:

255.255.255.0

RDVH-SRV

Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

IP address:

10.0.0.4

Subnet mask:

255.255.255.0

Use the following procedures to configure the RD Virtualization Host server:

  • Install Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1.

  • Add the Hyper-V role.

  • Configure TCP/IP properties so that RDVH-SRV has an IPv4 static IP address of 10.0.0.4.

  • Install the graphics card driver by using a driver that is supplied by the manufacturer.

  1. Start your computer and insert the Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 product DVD.

    noteNote
    Alternatively, you can install Windows Server 2008 R2 and then upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 by using the Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 update package.

  2. When prompted to select the operating system that you want to install, click Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (Full Installation), and then click Next.

    noteNote
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with SP1 and editions with the Hyper-V role are also supported for use with RemoteFX.

  3. When prompted for a computer name, type RDVH-SRV.

  4. Follow the rest of the instructions that appear on your screen to finish the installation.

  1. Log on to RDVH-SRV with the RDVH-SRV\Administrator account.

  2. Open Server Manager. To open Server Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  3. Under Roles Summary, click Add Roles.

  4. On the Before You Begin page of the Add Roles Wizard, click Next.

  5. On the Select Server Roles page, select the Hyper-V check box, and then click Next.

  6. On the Introduction to Hyper-V page, click Next.

  7. On the Create Virtual Networks page, click Next.

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

  9. When the installation finishes, click Close.

  10. Click Yes to restart the computer. The computer may restart twice. This is expected behavior.

  1. Log on to RDVH-SRV with the RDVH-SRV\Administrator account.

  2. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet, click Network and Sharing Center, click Change adapter settings, right-click Local Area Connection, and then click Properties.

  3. On the Networking tab, select the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) check box, and then click Properties.

  4. Click Use the following IP address. In the IP address box, type 10.0.0.4. In the Subnet mask box, type 255.255.255.0. In the Default gateway box, type 10.0.0.1.

    ImportantImportant
    This IP address should be assigned to the virtual network adapter.

  5. Click OK, and then close the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box.

  1. Download the latest graphics card driver installation file from the manufacturers Web site.

  2. Install the driver on the RD Virtualization Host server, and then restart the computer.

ImportantImportant
Ensure that you download and install the latest driver for the graphics card that is installed on the RemoteFX server. Do not rely on the graphics card driver that is included with Windows Server 2008 R2.

Use the following procedures to configure CONTOSO-CLNT:

  • Install Windows 7 with SP1.

  • Configure TCP/IP properties so that CONTOSO-CLNT has a static IP address of 10.0.0.3.

  1. Start your computer and insert the Windows 7 with SP1 product DVD.

  2. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen, and when prompted for a computer name, type CONTOSO-CLNT.

  1. Log on to CONTOSO-CLNT with a user account that is a member of the local Administrators group.

  2. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet, and then click Network and Sharing Center.

  3. Click Change adapter settings, right-click Local Area Connection, and then click Properties.

  4. On the Networking tab, click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click Properties.

  5. Click Use the following IP address. In the IP address box, type 10.0.0.3, and in the Subnet mask box, type 255.255.255.0.

  6. Click OK, and then close the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box.

You have set up the infrastructure for your Microsoft Remote FX Server. Now you can proceed to Step 2: Configuring the Virtual Desktop.

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