A farm is a group of RDS hosts that provides a common set of applications or RDS desktops to users. FarmsFarms simplify the task of managing RDS hosts, RDS desktops, and applications in an enterprise. You can create manual or automated farms to serve groups of users that vary in size or have different desktop or application requirements. Preparing a Parent Virtual Machine for an Automated FarmTo create an automated farm, you must first prepare a parent virtual machine. View Composer uses this parent virtual machine to create linked-clone virtual machines, which are the RDS hosts in the farm. Worksheet for Creating a Manual FarmWhen you create a manual farm, the Add Farm wizard prompts you to configure certain settings. Worksheet for Creating an Automated FarmWhen you create an automated farm, the Add Farm wizard prompts you to configure certain settings. Create a Manual FarmYou create a manual farm as part of the process to give users access to applications or RDS desktops. Create an Automated FarmYou create an automated farm as part of the process to give users access to applications or RDS desktops.