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What happens when I clone a RDSH server?

In the Servers module, you can clone a remote desktop session host (RDSH) server by selecting the "Clone" option in the action menu. Cloning allows you to quickly stand up another session host server to handle demands from a growing number of RDS users, or if you need to setup a RDSH server with a different software configuration for a set of users.


When you clone a RDSH server, NAP will:

  1. Shut down source server (the server you are cloning).
  2. Provision a new server with the same configuration as the source server.
  3. Add new server to domain.
  4. Set name of new server, based on the next number in the series of RDSH servers. For example, if you have three RDSH servers, the new RDSH server will be named RDSH04.
  5. Copy all files and folders in c:\users from source server to new server. All NTFS security settings on the files and folders will be retained.
  6. Set description of new server to "RD session host cloned from RDSHxx".
  7. Power on source and new servers and make the two servers available for use.
  8. If in-region backup has been enabled, add new server to backup routine.
  9. If out-of-region DR has been enabled, add new server to DR routine.
bulletpoint  All Nerdio for Azure (NFA) accounts include one RD session host server named RDSH01.
bulletpoint  You cannot delete RDSH01 server. You can delete any cloned RD session host servers you may have added.
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