To install the Remote Desktop Session Host role service
Open Server Manager.
Open Server Manager. To open Server Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.
In the left pane, right-click Roles, and then click Add Roles.
In the Add Roles Wizard, on the Before You Begin page, click Next.
On the Select Server Roles page, under Roles, select the Remote Desktop Services check box.
On the Remote Desktop Services page, click Next.
On the Select Role Services page, select the Remote Desktop Session Host check box, and then click Next.
On the Uninstall and Reinstall Applications for Compatibility page, click Next.
On the Specify Authentication Method for Remote Desktop Session Host page, select the appropriate authentication method for the RD Session Host server, and then click Next.
On the Select User Groups Allowed Access To This Remote Desktop Session Host Server page, add the users or user groups that you want to be able to remotely connect to this RD Session Host server, and then click Next.
On the Configure Client Experience page, select the functionality that you want to be available to remote clients that are connected by using this RD Session Host server, and then click Next.
On the Confirm Installation Selections page, verify that the RD Session Host role service will be installed, and then click Install.
On the Installation Progress page, installation progress will be noted.
On the Installation Results page, you are prompted to restart the server to finish the installation process. Click Close, and then in the Add Role Services window, click Yes to restart the server.
If you are prompted that other programs are still running, do either of the following:
To close the programs manually and restart the server later, click Cancel.
To automatically close the programs and restart the server, click Restart now.
After the server restarts and you log on to the computer, the remaining steps of the installation will finish. When the Installation Results page appears, confirm that the installation of RD Session Host succeeded.
You can also confirm that RD Session Host is installed by following these steps:
Start Server Manager.
Under Roles Summary, click Remote Desktop Services.
Under System Services, confirm that the status for Remote Desktop Services is Running.
Under Role Services, confirm that the status for Remote Desktop Session Host is Installed.