As you may have known that when you create any of kind of role in your Windows Azure application (Web, Worker or VM) you have ability to enable Remote Access to your role. It mean you can have Remote Desktop access to all of the instances related with the role, which has RDP access to it.
The remote desktop feature is comprised of two imports:
That’s why when you enable Remote Desktop access your service definition shows imports as below:
<Import moduleName="RemoteAccess" />
<Import moduleName="RemoteForwarder" />
RemoteAccess is imported on all roles you want to eventually be able to connect to. This import controls turning on RDP on the Windows Azure virtual machines and creating the user account for you so you can connect to Windows Azure instance. RemoteAccess has four configuration settings (prefixed with Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.RemoteAccess):
The Service Configuration shows these configuration settings as below:
<Setting name="Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.RemoteAccess.Enabled" value="true" />
<Setting name="Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.RemoteAccess.AccountUsername" value="avkash" />
<Setting name="Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.RemoteAccess.AccountEncryptedPassword" value="****************" />
<Setting name="Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.RemoteAccess.AccountExpiration" value="RD_Access_Expiry_Date" />
<Setting name="Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.RemoteForwarder.Enabled" value="true" />
RemoteAccess components tracks every user it creates by putting them in a special group for RemoteAccess use only. When a configuration change occurs or the role starts, RemoteAccess searches for any existing user account in that group with the name specified in AccountUsername. If the user is found, its password and expiration date are updated. All other account in that group will be disabled for RemoteAccess. This way RemoteAccess ensures that only a single user account is active on the machine at any given time.
I am having web role with two instances.
Is it possible to take remote for two instances.
Please mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Its very urgent requirement...