You can now segregate users based on their workloads into separate RD collections using itopia CAS management portal.
RD collections are groups/pools of RD Session Host servers with a shared set of settings.

Creating multiple collections for your deployment allow you to:

  • Segregate users based on different workloads
  • Allocate resources based on those workloads using autoscaling
  • Manage custom images per collection¬†
  • Set server uptime schedules for different collections
  • Control group policies separately per collection

RD Collections in the main menu replaced the Autoscaling module since the Autoscale configuration is now managed inside the RD collection settings.

Creating multiple collections

Navigate to Cloud Desktops - RD Collections, you'll get the list of your existing collections. To add a new one, click on the green plus sign on the right.

Define the Name and Description for the new collection.
Then you can enable or disable some GPO's for the collection like End-user Session Timeout settings, Printer redirection, Local drive and Task manager access.
Continue to the Autoscaling configuration and specify the session host resource settings as well as the Image that should apply to the new collection session host servers. 

Click "Create" and wait approximately 30 min for the new collection to be created.
Once the collection creation process completes, you will see the status change from orange to green and you can start adding users to the collection.

Coming soon: 

We're working on the following enhancements to RD Collections feature:

  • Move users to different collections in bulk


Learn more:

This article explains in more detail the changes with your OU structure when multiple collections are created.

Related Articles:

Change user's collection
Change RD collection settings (GPO's)
Dedicated VM

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