Step 5: Verifying the Functionality of RemoteFX for Virtual Desktop Pools

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

Use the following procedure to verify the functionality of the virtual desktop pool deployment. You will log on as Morgan Skinner and connect to the virtual desktop pool with RemoteFX by using Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access).

To connect to the virtual desktop pool

  1. Log on to CONTOSO-CLNT as Morgan Skinner (contoso\mskinner).

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

  3. In the Address bar, type, 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 you deploy RD Web Access in a production environment.

  1. In the Domain\user name box, type CONTOSO\mskinner.

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


When prompted to install the Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Web Access Control, click Run Add-on, and then click Run.

  1. Click Contoso Virtual Desktop Pool, and then click Connect.

  2. When prompted, enter the credentials for Morgan Skinner, and then click OK.

  3. As an optional step, 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 RDVH-SRV computer by using RemoteFX.

You have verified the functionality of the virtual desktop pools deployment. Now you can proceed to Step 6: Configuring RemoteFX for an Optimal Experience.