VMware Horizon – Install Agent in existing RDS-server

Welcome to my VMware Horizon series. In this session I will describe how to install the Horizon Agent in an existing RDS-server and connect this to the connection server.

The RDS-Server must have an ip-address and be joined to domain. The computer-account must be located in the correct OU with corresponding GPO’s. I log in on the RDS-server and run the Horizon Agent installer

ExistingRDSrv-InstallAgent-01

 

I accept the terms…..Next

ExistingRDSrv-InstallAgent-02

 

I select IPv4, Next

ExistingRDSrv-InstallAgent-03

 

I de-select VMware Horizon View Composer and Instant Clone from features to be installed

ExistingRDSrv-InstallAgent-04

 

Enter the FQDN of the connection-server, leave Authentication as-is

ExistingRDSrv-InstallAgent-05

 

The default installation-path is OK, Install

ExistingRDSrv-InstallAgent-06

 

When the installer is finished, click Finish

ExistingRDSrv-InstallAgent-07

 

Yes to restart

ExistingRDSrv-InstallAgent-08

 

Once the RDS-server is restarted, I proceed with setting up a manual RDS Farm, posted here: VMware Horizon – Create Manual RDS Farm for existing RDS-server

 

VMware Horizon – Add existing RDS server

VMware Horizon planning, deployment etc.

 

Disclaimer: Every tips/tricks/posting I have published here, is tried and tested in different it-solutions. It is not guaranteed to work everywhere, but is meant as a tip for other users out there. Remember, Google is your friend and don’t be afraid to steal with pride! Feel free to comment below as needed.