Add-RDServer

Adds an RDS server to a Remote Desktop deployment.

Syntax

Add-RDServer
   [-Server] <String>
   [-Role] <String>
   [[-ConnectionBroker] <String>]
   [[-GatewayExternalFqdn] <String>]
   [-CreateVirtualSwitch]
   [<CommonParameters>]

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.

Examples

Example 1: Add an RD Session Host server

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

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.

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

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

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.

Example 3: Add an RD Gateway server

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

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.

Example 4: Add an RD Connection Broker server

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

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.

Required Parameters

-Role

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.

Type:String
Parameter Sets:RDS-CONNECTION-BROKER, RDS-VIRTUALIZATION, RDS-RD-SERVER, RDS-WEB-ACCESS, RDS-GATEWAY, RDS-LICENSING
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Server

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

Type:String
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-ConnectionBroker

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.

Type:String
Position:2
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-CreateVirtualSwitch

Indicates that the cmdlet creates a virtual switch.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:4
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-GatewayExternalFqdn

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.

Type:String
Position:3
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

This cmdlet accepts no input.

Outputs

Null