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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials - no RDS-Virtualization

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  • Hi,

    I'm currently customizing the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials ISO for installation of Hyper-V-Role on Host and included VM with all Essentials-Roles as per http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn293253.aspx

    Now I would also like to include the feature "Remote Desktop Virtualization Host" on the Hyper-V-Host, so I can have Windows7 or 8/8.1 with RemoteFX in a second VM. Command should be

    dism /Image:C:\essentials-host-mount /Enable-Feature:RDS-Virtualization
    but this feature doesn't seem to be included in the image at all. Is there any possibility to integrate this feature (eg. ripping from a Win2012R2-Standard-Iso)? And will I have any licensing issues? Or will I have to use Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard for RDS-Virtualization / Remote-FX?

    Friday, March 14, 2014 5:16 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    RDS roles are not supported on the Essentials server. You need additional Windows Server 2012 Standard/Datacenter servers to hold RDS roles.

    Thanks.


    Jeremy Wu

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by merkur-kun Sunday, March 16, 2014 9:27 AM
    Saturday, March 15, 2014 6:18 PM
    Moderator

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  • Hi,

    RDS roles are not supported on the Essentials server. You need additional Windows Server 2012 Standard/Datacenter servers to hold RDS roles.

    Thanks.


    Jeremy Wu

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by merkur-kun Sunday, March 16, 2014 9:27 AM
    Saturday, March 15, 2014 6:18 PM
    Moderator
  • Okay, thank you, Jeremy_Wu, for the clarification. Now I wonder why the other RDS-roles are available.. I'll try Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard for the Hyper-V host for now.
    Sunday, March 16, 2014 9:31 AM
  • rDS is probably already there, it's just the gui hidden from you.  But the issue is that it's not licensed to be a host for anything other than a single server deployment.

    Unfortunately TechNet subscriptions aren't coming back, sorry folks :-(

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:31 AM