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RD Session Host and RD Connection Broker

    Question

  • If there is a single RD session host is it necessary to install a RD connection broker to re-connect users to their existing sessions?

    Friday, February 01, 2013 10:35 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    No, not specifically for the "reconnecting to disconnected sessions" feature. Although the RD Connection Broker plays a more central and important role in Windows Server 2012 than before with Windows Server 2008 (R2). Meaning that if you deploy RD Session Hosts on Windows Server 2012 and want to make use of the new Server Manager GUI, you need to use the RD Connection Broker role.


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    Freek Berson
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    • Proposed as answer by LBPY Friday, February 01, 2013 12:41 PM
    • Marked as answer by Clarence ZhangModerator Tuesday, February 05, 2013 2:19 AM
    Friday, February 01, 2013 11:41 AM
  • Hi,

    So for a single (2008 R2) session host and no connection broker, if a user disconnected from their session, when they come to re-connect, they would re-connect to the existing session and not establish a new session?

    Yes.

    -TP

    Friday, February 01, 2013 7:01 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    No, not specifically for the "reconnecting to disconnected sessions" feature. Although the RD Connection Broker plays a more central and important role in Windows Server 2012 than before with Windows Server 2008 (R2). Meaning that if you deploy RD Session Hosts on Windows Server 2012 and want to make use of the new Server Manager GUI, you need to use the RD Connection Broker role.


    Kind regards,
    Freek Berson
    The Microsoft Platform
    Twitter
    Linked-in
    Wortell company website

    • Proposed as answer by LBPY Friday, February 01, 2013 12:41 PM
    • Marked as answer by Clarence ZhangModerator Tuesday, February 05, 2013 2:19 AM
    Friday, February 01, 2013 11:41 AM
  • So for a single (2008 R2) session host and no connection broker, if a user disconnected from their session, when they come to re-connect, they would re-connect to the existing session and not establish a new session?

    Friday, February 01, 2013 2:26 PM
  • Hi,

    So for a single (2008 R2) session host and no connection broker, if a user disconnected from their session, when they come to re-connect, they would re-connect to the existing session and not establish a new session?

    Yes.

    -TP

    Friday, February 01, 2013 7:01 PM