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Step 1: Setting Up the CONTOSO Domain

Updated: February 16, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

To prepare your test environment for the virtual desktop pool that uses RemoteFX in the CONTOSO domain, 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 DNS settings

CONTOSO-DC

Windows Server 2008 R2

IP address:

10.0.0.1

Subnet mask:

255.255.255.0

Default gateway:

10.0.0.1

Configured by DNS server role.

RDSH-SRV

Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

IP address:

10.0.0.2

Subnet mask:

255.255.255.0

Default gateway:

10.0.0.1

Preferred:

10.0.0.1

CONTOSO-CLNT

Windows 7 with SP1

IP address:

10.0.0.3

Subnet mask:

255.255.255.0

Default gateway:

10.0.0.1

Preferred:

10.0.0.1

RDVH-SRV

Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

IP address:

10.0.0.4

Subnet mask:

255.255.255.0

Default gateway:

10.0.0.1

Preferred:

10.0.0.1

RDCB-SRV

Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

IP address:

10.0.0.5

Subnet mask:

255.255.255.0

Default gateway:

10.0.0.1

Preferred:

10.0.0.1

RDWA-SRV

Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

IP address:

10.0.0.6

Subnet mask:

255.255.255.0

Default gateway:

10.0.0.1

Preferred:

10.0.0.1

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.

  • Join RDVH-SRV to the contoso.com domain.

  • Install the graphics card 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.

  5. Click Use the following DNS server addresses. In the Preferred DNS server box, type 10.0.0.1.

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

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

  2. Under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings, click Change settings.

  3. On the Computer Name tab, click Change.

  4. In the Computer Name/Domain Changes dialog box, under Member of, click Domain, and then type contoso.com.

  5. Click More, and in the Primary DNS suffix of this computer box, type contoso.com.

  6. Click OK, and then click OK again.

  7. When a Computer Name/Domain Changes dialog box appears prompting you for administrative credentials, provide the credentials for CONTOSO\Administrator, and then click OK.

  8. When a Computer Name/Domain Changes dialog box appears welcoming you to the contoso.com domain, click OK.

  9. When a Computer Name/Domain Changes dialog box appears telling you that the computer must be restarted, click OK, and then click Close.

  10. Click Restart Now.

  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 the RD Connection Broker server:

  • Install Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1.

  • Configure TCP/IP properties and the DNS server.

  • Join RDCB-SRV to the contoso.com domain.

  • Install the RD Connection Broker role service.

First, install Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 on a stand-alone server.

  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.

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

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

  1. Log on to RDCB-SRV with the RDCB-SRV\Administrator account or another user account in the local Administrators group.

  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 10.0.0.5. In the Subnet mask box, type 255.255.255.0. In the Default gateway box, type 10.0.0.1.

  5. Click Use the following DNS server addresses. In the Preferred DNS server box, type 10.0.0.1.

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

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

  2. Under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings, click Change settings.

  3. On the Computer Name tab, click Change.

  4. In the Computer Name/Domain Changes dialog box, under Member of, click Domain, and then type contoso.com.

  5. Click More, and in the Primary DNS suffix of this computer box, type contoso.com.

  6. Click OK, and then click OK again.

  7. When a Computer Name/Domain Changes dialog box appears prompting you for administrative credentials, type the credentials for CONTOSO\Administrator, and then click OK.

  8. When a Computer Name/Domain Changes dialog box appears welcoming you to the contoso.com domain, click OK.

  9. When a Computer Name/Domain Changes dialog box appears telling you that the computer must be restarted, click OK, and then click Close.

  10. Click Restart Now.

  1. Log on to RDCB-SRV as CONTOSO\Administrator.

  2. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  3. Under the Roles Summary heading, click Add Roles.

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

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

  6. On the Remote Desktop Services page, click Next.

  7. On the Select Role Services page, select the Remote Desktop Connection Broker check box, and then click Next.

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

  9. After the installation is complete, click Close.

Use the following procedures to configure the RD Web Access server:

  • Install Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1.

  • Configure TCP/IP properties and the DNS server.

  • Join RDWA-SRV to the contoso.com domain.

  • Install the RD Web Access role service.

  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.

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

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

  1. Log on to RDWA-SRV with the RDWA-SRV\Administrator account or another user account in the local Administrators group.

  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 10.0.0.6. In the Subnet mask box, type 255.255.255.0. In the Default gateway box, type 10.0.0.1.

  5. Click Use the following DNS server addresses. In the Preferred DNS server box, type 10.0.0.1.

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

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

  2. Under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings, click Change settings.

  3. On the Computer Name tab, click Change.

  4. In the Computer Name/Domain Changes dialog box, under Member of, click Domain, and then type contoso.com.

  5. Click More, and in the Primary DNS suffix of this computer box, type contoso.com.

  6. Click OK, and then click OK again.

  7. When a Computer Name/Domain Changes dialog box appears prompting you for administrative credentials, type the credentials for CONTOSO\Administrator, and then click OK.

  8. When a Computer Name/Domain Changes dialog box appears welcoming you to the contoso.com domain, click OK.

  9. When a Computer Name/Domain Changes dialog box appears telling you that the computer must be restarted, click OK, and then click Close.

  10. Click Restart Now.

  1. Log on to RDWA-SRV as CONTOSO\Administrator.

  2. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  3. Under the Roles Summary heading, click Add Roles.

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

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

  6. On the Remote Desktop Services page, click Next.

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

  8. Review the information about adding Web Server (IIS) and the Remote Server Administration Tools, click Add Required Role Services, and then click Next.

  9. On the Web Server (IIS) page, click Next.

  10. On the Select Role Services page, click Next.

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

  12. After the installation is complete, click Close.

You have prepared your test environment. Now you can proceed to Step 2: Setting Up the Virtual Machines.

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