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Deploy a RD Web Access and Gateway farm

Liza Poggemeyer|Last Updated: 10/17/2016
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Applies To: Windows Server 2016

You can deploy a Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access) and Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) farm to improve the availability and scale of a Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS) deployment in Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services. This document assumes, as a starting point, a basic desktop hosting deployment based on the Microsoft Azure Desktop Hosting Reference Architecture Guide and the Microsoft Azure Desktop Hosting Deployment Guide.

The scope of this document is limited to:

  • Deployment guidance for adding a second RD Web Access and RD Gateway virtual machine to a basic desktop hosting deployment.

For higher scale, additional virtual machines running RD Web Access and RD Gateway can be added by repeating the steps in this document. After reading this document, the reader should understand:

  • How to deploy a second RD Web Access and RD Gateway virtual machine within a basic desktop hosting deployment in a single Microsoft Azure Cloud Service.

There are multiple ways to deploy a desktop hosting solution. Throughout the document, specific examples are given that can be used as a starting point for a deployment. These examples are identified with the ( ) notation.

Use the following steps to set up your RD Web Access and Gateway farm:

  1. Create a second RD Web and Gateway virtual machine, and and prepare it for Remote Desktop
  2. Add the RD Web and Gateway virtual machines to the RDS deployment
  3. Configure the RD Web and Gateway virtual machines for load balancing
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