Joining RD Virtualization Host to RD Connection Broker

Updated: February 16, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Specify the RD Virtualization Host server on the RD Connection Broker server, to enable the RD Virtualization Host server to perform the following:

  • Monitor the virtual machine guest sessions and report these sessions to the RD Connection Broker server.

  • Prepare the virtual machine for a remote desktop connection when requested by the RD Connection Broker server.

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 join RD Virtualization Host to RD Connection Broker

  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 Actions pane, click Configure Virtual Desktops Wizard.

  3. On the Before You Begin page, click Next.

  4. On the Specify an RD Virtualization Host Server page, in the Server name box, type the NetBIOS name or FQDN of the RD Virtualization Host server, click Add, and then click Next.

  5. On the Configure Redirection Settings page, in the Server name box, type the NetBIOS name or FQDN of the RD Session Host server, and then click Next.

  6. On the Specify an RD Web Access Server page, click Next.

  7. On the Confirm Changes page, click Apply.

  8. Ensure that the Assign personal virtual desktop check box is cleared, and then click Finish.