Ready for Part 2 of the RDS setup. As I did already an step by Step Step by Step Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services QuickStart Deployment #RDS #VDI #RDP #RemoteApp Step by Step Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services QuickStart Deployment #RDS #VDI #RDP #RemoteApp
Where I decided I do a blog on how to build my perfect RDS environment and yes it always depends but some components are just there to use in Azure. I did cover all the basics but currently there are so many options that I thought it is time to build a new reference guide for RDS. Remember this is my opinion. The good or bad this works and yes you can combine all the roles en split them in use the GUI version and use the other product as well.
As Microsoft Ignite is behind us, and as expected the New RDmi (RDS modern infrastructure) is almost there (see Channel 9 What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services (RDS) ). Totally new design If you are using the Azure Components. But this is more like a RemoteApp replacement but what about on premise ? you can build some interesting configurations. The Hybrid model of the RDS farm with the Azure File Sync option. I see great possibility’s is some configurations. and usage of the HTML5 client. On your own build you can have those benefits also.
Building the RDS on Premise is not multi domain It all needs to be in one domain. But should you wait if you want RDS ? well then you could wait for ever as there is always new exiting technology around the corner.
Just start with RDS and learn and yes maybe next year your design is obsolete but it will still work. So for now I want to touch the Current RDS build as I see on my old blog post a lot of you are building RDS on premise but also in azure. To build to max scalable Solution you will need to separate all roles.
But in this case I want to use the option to build a feature reference for RDS and yes this can also be a RS3 or above release(that’s core anyway). I use core Server where I can and after the traffic manager there is no firewall but it would make sense that you use one of your choice. Do use NSG’s for the public networks and or IP’s ! Step by Step Azure network security groups NSG – Security Center #Azure #NSG #Network
The basic Remote Desktop Services with HTML5 I build is below. in Part 1
When you don’t have the right performance in your RDS host and you are running this in Azure like me you can always change the RDS host size. Currently I use all BxMs machines Good for making Blog posts and save some costs. and running this with minimal load it performs well.
We have the RDS farm in place and we added the HTML5 client – the Bits are for preview users only there for there is not a dive deep yet on the installation.
But the HTML5 client is the same as on the Remote desktop services modern infrastructure the only difference is that you are using your own RDS setup just the way you always did in server 2016 (see part1)
Now that the RDS site is up and running, we can take a look at the new HTML5 client. Running this combined with the default RDS page makes it easy to test.
The usage is a bit different but I must say it is fast and instead of multiple windows open it all opens in just one tab with sub icons. in the browser.
As you can see a lot of sub icons in the bar but there is only one tab open. In this case there is more offloading to the RDS host. With using less local compute power.
So you can use less heavy clients and work faster & better
All the Explorers are combined to one single icon. (Everything is running in the back ground)
All the applications that started more than once are combined in the upper bar
So Connection is made on just the same method.
the web client is added to the RDS site and if you want to make this page default you can easy change this.
In the HTTP redirect use the webclient.
A nice option is that publishing the RDP client it opens also in the Tab and Checking the Memory usage.
It is less than expected, this is on the client. and still We have some applications open.
On the back ground (RDS server) you can see all the processes are there. And running the 32 bit Internet explorer eating memory.
Above the task manager of the RDS host the first is the HTML5 usage and the second is the default RDS usage.
below all the icons on the taskbar instead of one browser tab.
See the load on the local machine based on the above workload.
That is all for now In the next part I’ll show you more on deployment and the RD modern Infrastructure.
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