I’ve been meaning to do this for a while. We’ve been using TS Gateway for remotely accessible solutions for our customers at work for a while now. This evening, I set up my Hyper-V/Virtual Server/vSphere lab to be remotely accessible from anywhere. This will allow me to access my lab and work on the book even if I am commuting on public transport or am in remote locations.
It was simple enough to configure. I added the Remote Desktop Services role (I’m using W2008 R2. Use Terminal Services on W2008), choosing only the TS Gateway Role Service, to my Hyper-V host (don’t add any roles other than Hyper-V to hosts in production!!!). The TS RAP allows my user account to access all devices. It’s all configured on my netbook so I can use it while at PubForum.
Yes, this would be all easier with Home Server but I have my reasons not to deploy that for a while yet.
Now I can RDP into the lab and work away, just as if I was sitting in front of it. Pretty sweet! It even works perfectly well over 3G connections.
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