In limited instances, delays in DHCP IP address assignment may cause session process start to fail, affecting the session start process.
If you assign IP addresses for multiple programs, they will share a session IP address. If you have more than one network adapter on the computer, you must also choose one network adapter for Remote Desktop IP Virtualization.
Normally each Remote Desktop Session Host server has a single IP address, which is shared among all the Remote Desktop Services (RDS) users. This makes the RDS experience different from regular desktops and breaks some application compatibility. RDS partners and competitors already provide the ability to assign an IP-Address to an application.
The Remote Desktop IP Virtualization service depends on a valid DHCP Server being active on the subnet. A valid pool of static IP addresses can also be configured manually. In some cases this was shown to have a much lower failure rate than standard DHCP services.
Testing is highly recommended for any application which will be run on a Remote Desktop Session Host with Remote Desktop IP Virtualization turned on, to determine if the environment will experience session startup failures due to Remote Desktop IP Virtualization delays.
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Article ID: 2402260 - Last Review: Sep 8, 2010 - Revision: 1