Checklist: Deploying a Remote Desktop Session Host Server

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.

Note

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.

Please note the following:

  • Installing the RD Session Host role service requires the computer to be restarted.

  • Installing the RD Session Host role service on an Active Directory domain controller is not recommended.

  • You should install the RD Session Host role service on the computer before you install any programs that you want to make available to users.

  • To implement Microsoft® RemoteFX™ perform the task to configure RemoteFX on an RD Session Host server. (Optional)

  • In RemoteFX scenarios, the RD Session Host server running in redirection mode forwards the request to the RD Connection Broker server.

Checklist: Deploying a Remote Desktop Session Host server

Task Reference

Review prerequisites for installing the RD Session Host role service.

Checklist: RD Session Host Installation Prerequisites

Install the RD Session Host role service.

Installing the RD Session Host Role Service

Install and configure the RD Licensing role service.

Checklist: Deploying a Remote Desktop License Server

Configure the license settings on the RD Session Host server.

Configuring License Settings on an RD Session Host Server

Configure the Network Level Authentication setting for the RD Session Host server.

Configuring the Network Level Authentication Setting for an RD Session Host Server

Install programs on the RD Session Host server.

Installing Programs on an RD Session Host Server

Configure the client experience on an RD Session Host server. (Optional)

Configuring the Client Experience on an RD Session Host Server

Configure users that will remotely connect to the RD Session Host server.

Note
This step is optional if installing and configuring a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

Creating a New User Account

Configuring the Remote Desktop Users Group

Configure RemoteFX on an RD Session Host server. (Optional)

> [!NOTE] > Perform this task to configure RemoteFX on an RD Session Host server.

Configuring RemoteFX on a Remote Desktop Session Host Server

Verify the functionality of the RD Session Host deployment.

Verifying Remote Desktop Session Host Functionality