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Step 2: Configuring the Virtual Desktop

Updated: February 16, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

In this step, you will install Windows 7 with SP1 and configure the virtual machine that will be used as a virtual desktop.

Use the following procedures to configure the virtual machine that will be used as a virtual desktop:

  • Install Windows 7 with SP1 on the virtual machine.

  • Configure TCP/IP properties.

  1. Log on to RDVH-SRV as a member of the local Administrators group.

  2. Insert the Windows 7 with SP1 product DVD into the DVD drive on the RDVH-SRV server.

  3. Open Hyper-V Manager. To open Hyper-V Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Hyper-V Manager.

  4. Right-click RDVH-SRV, point to New, and then click Virtual Machine.

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

  6. In the Name box, type vd1-clnt and then click Next.

  7. On the Assign Memory page, in the Memory box, type 1024 if you are using a 32-bit version of Windows 7 with SP1. If you are using a 64-bit version of Windows 7 with SP1, type 2048.

  8. Click Next.

  9. On the Configure Networking page, in the Connection box, select Local Area Connection – Virtual Network, and then click Next.

  10. On the Connect Virtual Hard Disk page, in the Name box, type vd1-clnt, in the Size box, type 30, and then click Next.

  11. On the Installation Options page, click Install an operating system from a boot CD/DVD-ROM drive.

  12. In the Physical CD/DVD drive box, select the DVD drive that contains Windows 7 with SP1, and then click Next.

  13. On the Completing the New Virtual Machine Wizard page, review the installation options, and then click Finish.

  14. In the Virtual Machines area, right-click vd1-clnt, and then click Connect.

  15. On the Action menu, click Start to start the installation of Windows 7 with SP1.

  16. During the installation of the virtual machine, specify vd1-clnt as the name of the computer.

  1. Log on to VD1-CLNT as 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 10.0.0.13. In the Subnet mask box, type 255.255.255.0.

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

Use the following procedures to configure the virtual machine for Remote Desktop Services:

  • Enable Remote Desktop.

  • Add the local Administrator user account to the local Remote Desktop Users security group.

  1. Log on to VD1-CLNT as a member of the local Administrators group.

  2. Click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.

  3. Click Remote settings.

  4. Under Remote Desktop, click Allow connections only from computers using Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (more secure), and then click OK.

  1. Log on to VD1-CLNT as a member of the local Administrators group.

  2. Click Start, and the click Control Panel.

  3. Click System and Security, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.

  4. Expand Local Users and Group, and then click Groups.

  5. Right-click Remote Desktop Users, and then click Add to Group.

  6. Click Add, and in the Select Users, Computers, Service Accounts, or Groups dialog box, type Administrator, and then click OK.

  7. Close the Remote Desktop Users Properties dialog box.

ImportantImportant
All user accounts, including user accounts in the local Administrators security group, that will connect to the virtual desktop must be a member of the local Remote Desktop Users security group. However, this requirement does not apply to user accounts that are listed in the Domain Admins security group.

You have installed and configured Windows 7 with SP1 on the virtual desktop. Now you can proceed to Step 3: Installing and Configuring RemoteFX.

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