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January 17, 2011 | Original release of this guide. |Contents
Remote Desktop Services Connector for Virtual Machine Manager Installation and Configuration Guide 4
Overview of RDS Connector for VMM 4
Considerations for Using RDS Connector for VMM 5
Installation and Configuration of RDS Connector for VMM 5
Additional Information about Remote Desktop Services and VMM 6
Overview of RDS Connector for VMM Installation and Configuration 6How to Install and Configure RDS Connector for VMM 9
Remote Desktop Services Connector for Virtual Machine Manager Installation and Configuration Guide
This guide provides information about how to install and configure Remote Desktop Services Connector for System Center Virtual Machine Manager (RDS Connector for VMM).
This section covers the following topics:
* Overview of RDSConnector for VMM
* Considerations for Using RDS Connector for VMM
* Installation and Configuration of RDS Connector for VMM
* Additional Information about Remote Desktop Services and VMM
Overview of RDS Connector for VMM
RDS Connector for VMM lets Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2 use the virtual machine placement capabilities of System Center Virtual MachineManager 2008 R2 (VMM 2008 R2) for personal virtual desktops. A personal virtual desktop is a virtual machine that is assigned to a user account in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and is hosted on a Remote Desktop Virtualization Host (RD Virtualization Host) server.
RDS Connector for VMM enables communication between a Remote Desktop Connection Broker (RD Connection Broker) server and a VMMserver. An RD Connection Broker server is used to provide users access to their personal virtual desktops.
For more information about the filter plug-in that is used for this communication, see WSDL Interface for Custom VDI Solutions (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=195951).
With RDS Connector for VMM installed and configured, if the virtual machine that is configured as a personalvirtual desktop cannot be started on its current RD Virtualization Host server, VMM will select the best RD Virtualization Host server on which to place the virtual machine, based on the host rating determined by VMM.
RDS Connector for VMM, the RD Connection Broker role service, and the VMM server can all be installed on the same computer, on separate computers, or in some other combination. Forexample, the VMM server and RDS Connector for VMM can be installed on the same computer. The basic steps for installing and configuring RDS Connector for VMM are the same in each case, although if the VMM server and RDS Connector for VMM are installed on separate computers, some additional configuration steps are required. For more information, see Installation and Configuration of RDS Connector...