Monday, April 20, 2015

Setting up Remote Desktop Services on Windows Server 2012 R2

If you need to set up Remote Desktop Services (formerly Terminal Services) for Windows Server 2012 R2, you need to add the Remote Desktop Services Server Role as follows:

If you attempt to set this up on a computer which is a member of a Workgroup and not a Domain, you will get the following error message:

Next, you have to install the Remote Desktop Services Licensing Manager:

Of course, you also have to set up an RD Connection Broker before you can manage all of the servers in your deployment, so you have to Add that Role/Feature as well:

You then have to connect your RD Session Host and associate it with the RD Connection Broker by running through the Remote Desktop Services Installation:

Finally, you have to add the RD License Server to associate it with the RD Session Host:

Finally, you can click on your Session Collection to manage the Published Remote Apps as well as your RD Connections:

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