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Connect to a Hyper-V virtual desktop collection

(For some background, please reference my previous question on this topic: 28599888)

I've created a virtual desktop collection of personal desktops, not pooled.

What is the procedure to connect to them from a client computer or device? How to I login to one of the virtual desktops?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Any modern RDP client should work fine.
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ssvarcAuthor Commented:
How does one RDP to a VM?

Further, this is a manged collection of personal desktops with automatic user assignment. It seems that the connections must be made via a broker.

So to reask the original question: What is the procedure to connect to them from a client computer or device?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Ahh, you said the desktops were not pooled. But alas...

It is still RDP (and it doesn't matter that they are VMs). The most common method in this scenario is for the user to point a browser at an RDWeb server. The server dynamically generates .rdp files with all of the appropriate settings and presents them via the RDWeb web interface. A user simply clicks, the .rdp file is opened in the user's default RDP client, and the connection is initiated.
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
I take it you have a list of the VM's network names?

Start --> mstsc /v:VMNameHere /f
 - Full screen mode
OR:

Start --> mstsc /v:VMNameHere /h:900 /w:1440
 - Windowed at 1440x900

If on the Internet and RD Gateway is used:
Start --> MSTSC
 - Server Name: VMNameHere
 - Advanced --> Settings --> RDGateway: remote.domain,com
  -- NTLM Auth

The above is how we would connect to any endpoint on the network.
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ssvarcAuthor Commented:
Cliff Galiher:

How does one connect to the RDWeb server? I tried https://RDSI1.compumedic.local/RDWeb/Feed/webfeed.aspx as RDSI1 is the name of the server that has the RD role, and compumedic.local is the domain, nut just got a long string of letters and numers. How does one determine the correct RDWeb URL?

Phillip Elder:

Forgive my ignorance, but I'm not sure what you mean by the VM's network names. I created, in Remote Desktop Services, a managed collection personal desktops.

Now that they were created, I'm trying to connect to them from my desktop.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
RDWeb is a separate role that must be installed and configured. You do that through server manager. The default URL for the web interface is simply <servername>/rdweb

The added stuff you had regarding web feeds is for another purpose and isn't used in connecting via the web interface.
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ssvarcAuthor Commented:
Cliff Galiher:

Thanks! I finally was able to connect to the VM's. Now I have to start looking at SCCM and templates.
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ssvarcAuthor Commented:
The answer was specific enough, that after having setup the servers till this point I was able to use it to get to the desired goal.
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
And my apologies, I was off base looking back at it. :)

Glad Cliff could help you out.
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