How to setup Single Server 2012 VDI

Hello,

I am trying to setup a single server solution with windows 2012 VDI.   In my search I see articles such as the link below no direct link to the best practices or how to guide.  Can anyone share good references of where to start?    Thanks

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2012/Q_28163328.html
tucktechAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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tucktechAuthor Commented:
Thanks hanccocka.... can this same physical server be a DC?  Or should I create a VM that is a DC?   Again, I only have one server...
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Create a seperate Virtual Machine as a DC.
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tucktechAuthor Commented:
Which services do I put on the base machine?  DNS, etc...

Which services should I leave off?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Just Hyper-V Role.
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tucktechAuthor Commented:
Having said that I should have one two VM servers, one for DC and the other for RDS, etc.., correct?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Idealling if you have no domain currently, you will need at least two DCs, and another server for RDS. (but all hosted on a single server)
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tucktechAuthor Commented:
Ok, Why two DCs?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Because if one fails you will have issues and not be able to login.

One DC is a single point of failure.
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tucktechAuthor Commented:
ok, so remind me, why not make the base system a DC?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Not recommended
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tucktechAuthor Commented:
Hello, ok, I have two DCs, and one "VDI" server along with the base server that is hosting all of these VMs.  When I am in the "VDI" server I go to configure RD services and when I am installing it gives me the error, "Hardware-assisted virtulization is not present on the server".   Per the step by step instructions it lists the server I am using as the selection.

Should I be specifying the base system as the host?  Should the base system be a member of the domain?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What server are you using, and what processor does it have?
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tucktechAuthor Commented:
base system - server01
vm - server-dc
vm - server-dc2
vm - server-vdi

In this setup i was adding RD to the "server-vdi" this would host the RD, etc..  during the install of RD I get the error"Hardware-assisted virtulization is not present on the server".
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
the roles needed to be added to the host server01.
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tucktechAuthor Commented:
does the server01 need to be joined to the domain?  

If so, it would seem odd that the system would be hosting VMs that are it's DCs.
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tucktechAuthor Commented:
I tried on the base system and it says I need to be joined to a domain, argh!
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tucktechAuthor Commented:
joined the domain everything is working now, thanks hanccocka
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