RDS on DC or no DC in Hyper-V RRS feed

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  • I need to have SQL Server 2012 functionality on my website.  I have a copy of SQL Server 2012.  I have installed it on Windows Server 2012 R2 on the first installation.  I have also Remote Desktop Services on that first installation: RD Connection Broker, RD Licensing, RD Web Access, a RD Virtualization Host.  When I decide on a SSL certificate I will be able to install RD Gateway and get it up and running.  I cannot get RD Session Host to install on the first install as expected.

    My question is will I be able to have SQL Server 2012 functionality on my website without RD Session Host and the other RDs on the first install or do I have to install all of the RDs including a RD Session Host on a Hyper-V without a Domain Controller?

    Second question is how do I access the SQL Server 2012 on Remote Desktop Services Hyper-V in my first installation or other Hyper-Vs?

    Friday, June 26, 2015 3:48 PM


  • Hi Philosophiae,

    Can you clarify your question, I am not quite understand your question, you must install the RD Connection Broker role service on the server that you want to use to track user session information for a load-balanced RD Session Host server farm. The server where you install the RD Connection Broker role service does not have to be an RD Session Host server or have Remote Desktop enabled.

    Install the RD Connection Broker Role Service

    Remote Desktop Connection Broker

    If you are trying to deploy HA environment please first refer the following information:

    Checklist: Create a Load-Balanced RD Session Host Server Farm by Using RD Connection Broker

    Configure Remote Desktop Connection Broker in Windows Server 2012 with SQL Server 2012 High Availability

    I’m glad to be of help to you!

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    Wednesday, July 1, 2015 2:16 AM