Checklist: Deploying the Virtual Machine for Remote Desktop Services

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.

Checklist: Deploying the virtual machine for Remote Desktop Services

Task Reference

Create a virtual machine that will be used as a virtual desktop.

Creating a Virtual Machine

Enable Remote Desktop on the virtual machine.

Enabling Remote Desktop

Allow Remote RPC on the virtual machine.

Allowing Remote RPC

Create a firewall exception to allow Remote Services Management.

Creating a Firewall Exception to Allow Remote Services Management

Add permissions to the RDP Protocol.

Adding Permissions to the RDP Protocol

Add the user accounts that will be using this virtual machine to the local Remote Desktop Users security group.

Note
To create a new user account to add to the Remote Desktop Users Group, see Creating a New User Account.

Configuring the Remote Desktop Users Group

Enable rollback on a virtual machine for virtual desktop pools. (Optional)

Enabling Rollback on a Virtual Machine

The following tasks can be performed by running the Visual Basic script or the Windows PowerShellâ„¢ script, available on the Microsoft TechNet Script Center.

  • Enable Remote Desktop on the virtual machine.

  • Allow Remote RPC on the virtual machine.

  • Create a firewall exception to allow Remote Services Management.

  • Add permissions to the RDP Protocol.

To configure the virtual machines, you can download and run the Visual Basic Script, Configure Guest OS for Microsoft VDI (VB Script), or the Windows PowerShell script, Configure Guest OS for Microsoft VDI (Windows PowerShell Script).