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WIndows 2012 RDS Connection Broker setup RRS feed

  • Question

  • Here is the current scenario:

    I have 1  active Windows 2012 RDS server running sessions.

    I want to add a second Windows 2012 RDS server.

    I want to add a 3rd Windows 2012 server that will be the Connection Broker  server.

    I want to add both RDS servers to the Connection Broker server.

    I do not need HA now.

    Does the connection broker service need to be installed on all RDS servers or just the Connection Broker server that will be doing the load balancing?

    How to I configure the two RDS servers to be part of the farm?

    How do I configure the clients to connect to the broker?

    I cannot find any documentation on how to configure this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Off to the lab to try it out.


    • Edited by Godzilla75 Thursday, July 18, 2013 4:08 PM typo
    Thursday, July 18, 2013 3:49 PM

Answers

  • Thanks. I understand all that. i guess this is the confusion. When I create the DNS entries do  I create the records so Farm1 points to both RDS servers or does Farm1 point to the connection broker?


    2008 to the RDS-Server(s)
    2012 to the Connection Broker(s)
    Sunday, July 21, 2013 8:56 PM

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  • Does the connection broker service need to be installed on all RDS servers or just the Connection Broker server that will be doing the load balancing?
    - Just the server doing the load balancing.

    How to I configure the two RDS servers to be part of the farm?
    Go to overview for RDS and add the second and third server there.

    How do I configure the clients to connect to the broker?
    Create a dns-record with the farmname and configure the clients to connect to that.

    Here you have a nice guide with pictures:
    http://blog.concurrency.com/infrastructure/remote-desktop-services-in-windows-server-2012-step-by-step-guides/


    • Edited by Oscar Ohrling Friday, July 19, 2013 5:17 AM Forgot posting link
    Friday, July 19, 2013 5:15 AM
  • Thanks. I understand all that. i guess this is the confusion. When I create the DNS entries do  I create the records so Farm1 points to both RDS servers or does Farm1 point to the connection broker?

    Friday, July 19, 2013 7:52 PM
  • Thanks. I understand all that. i guess this is the confusion. When I create the DNS entries do  I create the records so Farm1 points to both RDS servers or does Farm1 point to the connection broker?


    2008 to the RDS-Server(s)
    2012 to the Connection Broker(s)
    Sunday, July 21, 2013 8:56 PM