Assigning a Personal Virtual Desktop

Updated: February 16, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

To specify a virtual desktop to be used by remote desktop users, configure the personal virtual desktop on the RD Connection Broker server and assign it to a remote desktop user.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (

To assign a personal virtual desktop by using the Assign Personal Virtual Desktop Wizard

  1. On the RD Connection Broker server, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Remote Desktop Services, and then click Remote Desktop Connection Manager.

  2. In the Content pane, under the Status heading, under Virtual Desktop Resource: Personal Virtual Desktop for Assign Personal Virtual Desktops, click Assign.

  3. On the Assign Personal Virtual Desktop page, click Select User.

  4. In the Enter the object name to select box, type the name of the user account, and then click OK.

  5. In the Virtual machine list, click the name of the personal virtual desktop that is being configured, and then click Next.

  6. Confirm that the User name and Virtual machine boxes are correct, and then click Assign.

  7. If you do not want to assign another personal virtual desktop, clear the Assign another virtual machine to another user check box, and then click Finish.