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Step 4: Verifying Personal Virtual Desktop Functionality

Updated: July 20, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

To verify the functionality of a RemoteApp and Desktop Connection deployment, you must complete the following tasks:

  • Import the SSL certificate for the Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access) server on the CONTOSO-CLNT computer.

  • Configure RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.

  • Connect to the RemoteApp program.

First, import the SSL certificate for the RD Web Access server on the CONTOSO-CLNT computer.

  1. Log on to CONTOSO-CLNT as CONTOSO\Administrator.

  2. Click Start, in the Start Search box, type mmc and then click OK.

  3. On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in.

  4. In the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box, in the Available snap-ins list, click Certificates, and then click Add.

  5. In the Certificates snap-in dialog box, click Computer account, and then click Next.

  6. In the Select Computer dialog box, click Local computer: (the computer this console is running on), and then click Finish.

  7. In the Add or Remove snap-ins dialog box, click OK.

  8. In the Certificates snap-in console, in the console tree, expand Certificates (Local Computer), and then click Trusted Root Certification Authorities.

  9. Right-click the Trusted Root Certification Authorities folder, point to All Tasks, and then click Import.

  10. On the Welcome to the Certificate Import Wizard page, click Next.

  11. On the File to Import page, in the File name box, click Browse, and then browse to the location where you copied the SSL certificate for the RDWA-SRV computer. Click Open, and then click Next.

  12. On the Certificate Store page, accept the default option (Place all certificates in the following store – Trusted Root Certification Authorities), and then click Next.

  13. On the Completing the Certificate Import Wizard page, click Finish.

  14. After the certificate import has successfully completed, a message appears confirming that the import was successful. Click OK.

  15. Log off from the CONTOSO-CLNT computer.

Next, configure RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.

  1. Log on to CONTOSO-CLNT as Morgan Skinner (CONTOSO\mskinner).

  2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  3. In the Search Control Panel box, type RemoteApp.

  4. Under the RemoteApp and Desktop Connections heading, click Set up a new connection with RemoteApp and Desktop Connections.

  5. In the Connection URL box, type https://rdwa-srv.contoso.com/RDWeb/Feed/webfeed.aspx and then click Next.

  6. On the Ready to set up the connection page, click Next.

  7. Click Finish.

Finally, connect to the RemoteApp program by using the Start menu.

  1. Click Start, and then click All Programs.

  2. Click RemoteApp and Desktop Connections, click Enterprise Remote Access, and then click My Desktop (Enterprise Remote Access).

    If you receive a credential prompt, type the user name and password for Morgan Skinner, and then click OK.

You have successfully deployed and demonstrated the functionality of a personal virtual desktop by using the simple scenario of connecting to a personal virtual desktop by using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection. You can also use this deployment to explore some of the additional capabilities of personal virtual desktops through additional configuration and testing.

You have completed all the steps. For more information, see Appendix A: Configuring the Virtual Machine Manually.

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