Remote Desktop Virtualization Host

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

RD Virtualization Host is a Remote Desktop Services role service included with Windows Server 2008 R2. RD Virtualization Host integrates with Hyper-V to provide virtual machines that can be used as personal virtual desktops or virtual desktop pools.

An RD Virtualization Host server has the following functions:

  • Monitoring virtual machine guest sessions and reporting these sessions to the RD Connection Broker server.
  • Preparing the virtual machine for a remote desktop connection when requested by the RD Connection Broker server.


The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:

Name Description

Startup Management

The RD Connection Broker server communicates with the RD Virtualization Host server when a user requests a connection to a virtual desktop.

Virtual Desktop Management

Virtual desktops assigned as personal virtual desktops or assigned to virtual desktop pools are managed by using Hyper-V Manager.

Remote Desktop Services