Verifying Virtual Desktop Pool Functionality

Updated: February 16, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

To verify the functionality of the virtual desktop pool deployment, you will log on as remote user and connect to the virtual desktop pool by using Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access).


RemoteFX connections require the user to connect with the LAN connection type. Ensure you perform the task Configuring the Custom RDP Settings for a LAN Connection Speed before verifying virtual desktop pool functionality for RemoteFX connections.

To connect to the virtual desktop pool

  1. Log on to a remote desktop client.

  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, and then click Internet Explorer.

  3. In the Address bar, type https://<FQDN of the RD Web Access Server>/RDWeb and then press ENTER.

  4. Click Continue to this website (not recommended).


This guide uses a self-signed certificate for the RD Web Access server. Self-signed certificates are not recommended in a production environment. You should use a certificate that is trusted from a certification provider when deploying RD Web Access in a production environment.

  1. In the Domain\user name box, type user name of the remote user.

  2. In the Password box, type the password that you specified for the remote user, and then click Sign in.


In you receive a prompt asking you to install the Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Web Access Control, click Run Add-on, and then click Run.

  1. Click the name of the virtual desktop pool, and then click Connect.

  2. When prompted, enter the credentials for remote user, and then click OK.

  3. As an optional step for RemoteFX connections, verify that Event ID 2 in the Microsoft-Windows-RemoteDesktopServices-RdpCoreTS/Admin event source was written to the event log with the following text “Remote Desktop Protocol will use RemoteFX module to connect to the client computer. RemoteFX module is being used based on the server configuration, client configuration, and network connection.” This event is written when a client is connected to the server running Hyper-V by using RemoteFX.

You have successfully deployed and demonstrated the functionality of virtual desktop pools by connecting to a virtual desktop pool by using RD Web Access. You can also use this deployment to explore some of the additional capabilities of virtual desktop pools through additional configuration and testing.