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Getting Started with Remote Desktop Services 2019 Deployment


Remote desktop services have gained popularity over the years in the cloud business domain. They offer a single application experience to remote users with a unified experience on windows and non-windows devices.  Microsoft RDS also ensures data security and allows the users to have direct control over their data. These two benefits have proven to be great for remote employees under work-from-home policies.

How to deploy Remote Desktop Services (RDS) 2019?

Now let’s dig into the steps of installing Remote Desktop Services (RDS) on Windows Server 2019. If you are a techie already, the steps shouldn’t be a problem. However, if it’s your first time installing something BIG for your company, it’s best to do it under top-level IT expert supervision. The process is fairly simple. 

List down the prerequisites:

So, before you start you need to make sure about two things: all of the servers are correctly domain-joined. Plus, there must be two or more available servers at hand. 

It is a Microsoft best practice on RDS that the licensing and Role goes to the second server instead of the first one. To keep the installation simple, we can consider using a Domain controller for licensing.

Start the installation

  • Add Roles and Features Wizard

The installation steps involve adding roles to the basic RDS server. We will add the following roles: 

  • RD Web Access
  • RD Connection Broker
  • RD Session Host

Open the Server Manager and Add Roles and Features Wizard. In the left pane, select Installation Type. There are two options with this: Role-based or Feature-based installation & Remote Desktop Services Installation. We need to select the latter option and select Next.

  • Select Deployment Type

The Deployment type can be either Quick start or Standard. In case of Standard deployment, RDS can be set up one multiple servers. In the other case, RDS is installed on one server only.

  • Deployment Scenario

Under this option, you must select Session based desktop deployment. It is a common RemoteApp and desktop session model and is used in traditional Remote Desktop Services deployment.

  • Server Selection

Choose the Server to select the RDS onto and select Next.

In the confirmation, you need to select Restart the destination server automatically if required and start the deployment. Once this is done, the next steps are to Add a Secondary server (the Licensing server), the RD Gateway Role and configuration of deployment properties.


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