In this third part of the series, we will be deploying the Connection Server., the base of the Horizon package.
First, we will need a server or virtual machine running Windows Server 2012 or higher. The OS requirement is simple (source):
|Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1||64-bit||Standard Enterprise Datacenter|
|Windows Server 2012 R2||64-bit||Standard Datacenter|
|Windows Server 2016||64-bit||Standard Datacenter|
|Windows Server 2019||64-bit||Standard Datacenter|
The following hardware requirements apply (source):
|Processor||Pentium IV 2.0GHz processor or higher||4 CPUs|
|Network Adapter||100Mpbs NIC||1Gbps NICs|
|Memory Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit||4GB RAM or higher||At least 10GB RAM for deployments of 50 or more remote desktops|
|Memory Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit||4GB RAM or higher||At least 10GB RAM for deployments of 50 or more remote desktops|
Here I have installed a Windows Server 2016 VM. We mount the Connection Server ISO and start the installation .exe file. We accept the license agreements, and install the Horizon 7 Standard Server. In my case, I want to use HTML Access so I use that too.
Next we fill in the data recovery password. Be sure to keep it somewhere safe. Then I choose to let the installer update Windows Firewall to open some ports. Followed by authorizing as a Domain Admin.
After the installation, we can access the console through this link:
It will ask for a license. Fill in your license or your trial license.
Here I added a vCenter so I can use it in the next part.
If you would like more information or have any questions, feel free to contact me. There’s also a nice TechZone article that goes a bit more in-depth in the process of this.
See you in the next part!