With the advent of Windows Server 2008 R2 it has become possible for IT professionals to deploy Personal Virtual Desktops.
By leveraging Remote Desktop Web Access, admins can associate a virtual machine with users in an AD DS environment.
Provided that the organization also uses System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2, IT pros can take advantage of a resource from Microsoft in order to leverage VMM’s virtual machine placement capabilities.
Customers can download the Remote Desktop Services Connector for System Center Virtual Machine Manager (RDS Connector for VMM) from Microsoft expanding Windows Server 2008 R2’s Remote Desktop Services with VMM 2008 R2’s virtual machine placement when it comes down to creating personal virtual desktops.
“A personal virtual desktop is a virtual machine that is assigned to a user account in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and is hosted on a Remote Desktop Virtualization Host (RD Virtualization Host) server,” Microsoft explained.
“The RDS Connector for VMM enables communication between a Remote Desktop Connection Broker (RD Connection Broker) server and a VMM server. An RD Connection Broker server is used to provide users access to their personal virtual desktops.
“With the RDS Connector for VMM connector installed and configured, if the virtual machine that is configured as a personal virtual desktop cannot be started on its current RD Virtualization Host server, VMM will choose the best RD Virtualization Host server to place the virtual machine, based on the host rating determined by VMM.”
IT pros can also head over to TechNet and get additional insight into deploying personal virtual desktops by taking advantages of the resources made available for the.
Case in point: the “Deploying Personal Virtual Desktops by Using Remote Desktop Web Access Step-by-Step Guide” which can be found here
.Remote Desktop Services Connector for System Center Virtual Machine Manager is available for download here.