Deploy an RDS Farm Windows 2012R2/2016/2019

Deploying roles

The deployment of an RDS infrastructure is facilitated by the tool built into the server managers, in a single manipulation the following roles will be installed:

  • Remote Desktop Session Host
  • Broker
  • Remote Desktop Access via the Web

1. From the Server Manager, click Manage 1 / Add Roles and Features 2 .

Add roles

2. When launching the wizard, click Next 1 .

Add Role Wizard

3. Installation Type: Select Remote Desktop Services Installation 1 and click Next 2 .

Installation type

4. Deployment Type: select Standard Deployment 1 and click Next 2 .

Type of deployment

5. Deployment Scenario: Select Office Deployment Based on Session 1 and click Next 2 .

Choice of desk-to-session scenario

6. The wizard summarizes the roles that will be deployed. Click Next 1 .

Summarize roles that will be installed

7. Service broker: select the server that will have the role 1 , click on the arrow 2 to add it to the selection and click Next 3 .

Choice of broker server

8. Remote Desktop Web Access: Select the server that will have role 1 , click the arrow 2 to add it to the selection and click Next 3 .

Choice of web access server

9. Remote Desktop Session Hosts: Select the servers that will have role 1 , click on the arrow 2 to add them to the selection and click Next 3 .

Choosing Remote Desktop Session Hosts

10. Check the box Automatically restart the destination server if necessary 1 then click on the button Deploy 2 .

Start deployment

11. Wait during deployment, this step takes more or less time depending on the number of servers and the hardware infrastructure.

12. The installation is complete, click Close 1.

Installation complete

13. From the server manager, go to Remote Desktop Services 1 . From this view, an overview of the deployment is visible. The administration of the RDS infrastructure is also done from here.

Overview of the RDS farm

14. On Servers 1 , we find the same information as the All Servers side by limiting the result to the machines that make up the RDS environment.

Servers that make up the RDS farm

15. The Collections tab 1 allows the administration of this one and also to see the connected users. This part is for the moment empty.

Collection overview