Remote Desktop Services on 2012 R2 with Essentials Role
Posted on 2015-02-22
I have a Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller with the Essentials Role installed ("S1") as a virtual machine on Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 ("HV") . I have a second Server 2012 R2 virtual machine that is a domain member ("S2"). I have RDS CALs and want to deploy Remote Desktop Services independent of the RDS that is part of the essentials role as I want to use RemoteFX and the other features of "full" RDS with CALs.
On S2, I've gone through the Remote Desktop Services installation scheme from the Add Roles and Features Wizard and have successfully installed the RD Connection Broker and RD Web Access on S2. I have also successfully installed the RD Virtualization Host on HV.
I'm not sure what to do next. If I go to Server Manager > Remote Desktop Services > Overview on S2, it shows that I still need to add the RD Gateway and RD Licensing. However, the RD Gateway role is already installed on S1 as part of the Essentials Experience Role. My research also suggests that RD licensing should be installed on the DC, S1.
Is there a way to get "full" RDS with the Essentials Role installed and, if so, where do I install the Gateway? On S2?
Or do I need to remove the Essentials Role (or perhaps just the Remote Desktop Services Role that's installed with the Essentials Role)? If so, where do I install the Gateway? S1 or S2? Licensing on S1?
Many thanks in advance,