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Add-RDServer

Updated: August 12, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2012

Add-RDServer

Adds an RDS server to a Remote Desktop deployment.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Default
Add-RDServer [-Server] <String> [-Role] <String> [[-ConnectionBroker] <String> ] [[-GatewayExternalFqdn] <String> ] [[-CreateVirtualSwitch]] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Add-RDServer cmdlet adds a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) server to a Remote Desktop deployment. Specify a server to add by using a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) and role service name. If you add a Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) role, specify the FQDN for the external gateway. You can use this cmdlet to create a virtual switch.

Parameters

-ConnectionBroker<String>

Specifies the Remote Desktop Connection Broker (RD Connection Broker) server for a Remote Desktop deployment. If you do not specify a value, the cmdlet uses the FQDN of the local computer.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

3

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-CreateVirtualSwitch

Indicates that the cmdlet creates a virtual switch.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

5

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-GatewayExternalFqdn<String>

Specifies the external FQDN of the RD Gateway server for this Remote Desktop deployment. Use this parameter when you are adding the RD Gateway role service. The Role parameter value is RDS-GATEWAY.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

4

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Role<String>

Specifies an RDS role service name. The acceptable values for this parameter are: 

-- RDS-VIRTUALIZATION. Remote Desktop Virtualization Host (RD Virtualization Host).
-- RDS-RD-SERVER. Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host).
-- RDS-CONNECTION-BROKER. RD Connection Broker.
-- RDS-WEB-ACCESS. Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access).
-- RDS-GATEWAY. RD Gateway.
-- RDS-LICENSING. Remote Desktop Licensing (RD Licensing).

If you select a value of RDS-GATEWAY for this parameter, supply a value for the GatewayExternalFqdn parameter.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

2

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Server<String>

Specifies the FQDN of the server to add to the Remote Desktop deployment.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

  • This cmdlet accepts no input.


Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • Null

    This cmdlet produces no output.


Examples

Example 1: Add an RD Session Host server

This command adds a server named SessionHost.Contoso.com as an RD Session Host server to a deployment that has an RD Connection Broker server named RDCB.Contoso.com. The RDS-RD-SERVER role indicates an RD Session Host server.


PS C:\> Add-RDServer -Server "SessionHost.Contoso.com" -Role "RDS-RD-SERVER" -ConnectionBroker "RDCB.Contoso.com" 

Example 2: Add an RD Virtualization Host server and create a virtual switch

This command adds a server named VirtualizationHost.Contoso.com as an RD Virtualization Host server to a deployment that has an RD Connection Broker server named RDCB.Contoso.com. The command creates a virtual switch.


PS C:\> Add-RDServer -Server "VirtualizationHost.Contoso.com" -Role "RDS-VIRTUALIZATION" -ConnectionBroker "RDCB.Contoso.com" -CreateVirtualSwitch 

Example 3: Add an RD Gateway server

This command adds a server named Gateway.Contoso.com as an external gateway to a deployment that has an RD Connection Broker server named RDCB.Contoso.com. The external FQDN of the gateway is ExternalFQDN.NorthWindTraders.com.


PS C:\> Add-RDServer -Server "Gateway.Contoso.com" -Role "RDS-GATEWAY" -ConnectionBroker "RDCB.Contoso.com" -GatewayExternalFqdn "ExternalFQDN.NorthWindTraders.com" 

Example 4: Add an RD Connection Broker server

This command adds a server named RDCB02Contoso.com as an RD Connection Broker server to a deployment that has an RD Connection Broker server named RDCB.Contoso.com.


PS C:\> Add-RDServer -Server "RDCB02Contoso.com" -Role "RDS-CONNECTION-BROKER" -ConnectionBroker "RDCB.Contoso.com" 

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