How to install RD Virtualization Host (RDVH) onto Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 for VDI


  • Hi everyone, I'm trying to implement a potential Microsoft VDI solution, but have run into a snag.

    According to Microsoft's website :, Microsoft's free Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is fully capable of being used for VDI.

    Since Microsoft's VDI solution is RDVH using RDCB, how would the RDVH role be installed onto Hyper-V Server 2008 R2?  By default, the Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 does not allow the addition of additional roles, and RDVH is located and categorized under the RDS role service.  Without the RDVH role installed, I am unable to add it as a host in RDCB.

    Does anyone know how I can install the RDVH role or can someone clarify for me what Microsoft's VDI solution is that the website refers to?


    Thursday, July 29, 2010 1:39 AM


  • Hello,


    You can do this using powershell in your Hyper Server console.

    Follow these steps:

    In powershell, type and execute: Import-Module ServerManager

    Next, type Get-WindowsFeature to see all Windows features installed (marked as X).

    To install RDVH role:

    Add-WindowsFeature –Name RDS-Virtualization]





    • Marked as answer by JamesB24 Saturday, August 7, 2010 12:25 AM
    Thursday, August 5, 2010 5:52 PM

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