Checklist: Deploying the Virtual Machine for Remote Desktop Services

Published: May 26, 2010

Updated: February 16, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This parent checklist includes cross-reference links to important concepts about the Remote Desktop Services design. It also contains links to subordinate checklists that will help you complete the tasks that are required to implement this design.

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Complete the tasks in this checklist in order. When a reference link takes you to a procedure, return to this topic after you complete the steps in that procedure so that you can proceed with the remaining tasks in this checklist.

Checklist Checklist: Deploying the virtual machine for Remote Desktop Services

 

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Create a virtual machine that will be used as a virtual desktop.

Checklist topic Creating a Virtual Machine

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Enable Remote Desktop on the virtual machine.

Checklist topic Enabling Remote Desktop

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Allow Remote RPC on the virtual machine.

Checklist topic Allowing Remote RPC

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Create a firewall exception to allow Remote Services Management.

Checklist topic Creating a Firewall Exception to Allow Remote Services Management

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Add permissions to the RDP Protocol.

Checklist topic Adding Permissions to the RDP Protocol

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Add the user accounts that will be using this virtual machine to the local Remote Desktop Users security group.

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To create a new user account to add to the Remote Desktop Users Group, see Creating a New User Account.

Checklist topic Configuring the Remote Desktop Users Group

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Enable rollback on a virtual machine for virtual desktop pools. (Optional)

Checklist topic Enabling Rollback on a Virtual Machine

The following tasks can be performed by running the Visual Basic script or the Windows PowerShell™ script, available on the Microsoft TechNet Script Center.

  • Enable Remote Desktop on the virtual machine.

  • Allow Remote RPC on the virtual machine.

  • Create a firewall exception to allow Remote Services Management.

  • Add permissions to the RDP Protocol.

To configure the virtual machines, you can download and run the Visual Basic Script, Configure Guest OS for Microsoft VDI (VB Script), or the Windows PowerShell script, Configure Guest OS for Microsoft VDI (Windows PowerShell Script).

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