Step 3: Verifying Remote Desktop Session Host Functionality

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

To verify the functionality of the RD Session Host deployment, log on to CONTOSO-CLNT as Morgan Skinner and use Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) to connect to the RD Session Host server (RDSH-SRV).

To connect to RDSH-SRV by using RDC

  1. Log on to CONTOSO-CLNT as Morgan Skinner.

  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Remote Desktop Connection.

  3. When the Remote Desktop Connection dialog box appears, type rdsh-srv in the Computer box, and then click Connect.

  4. In the Windows Security dialog box, type the password for contoso\mskinner, and then click OK.

  5. If the connection is successful, a Windows desktop will appear on the screen for RDSH-SRV.

You have successfully deployed and demonstrated the functionality of RD Session Host on Remote Desktop Services by using the simple scenario of connecting to an RD Session Host server with a standard user account by using Remote Desktop Connection. You can also use this deployment to explore some of the additional capabilities of Remote Desktop Services through additional configuration and testing.