Step-by-Step Remote Desktop Connection Broker installation in Windows 2012 – Page 1

By | November 21, 2013

Step-by-Step Remote Desktop Connection Broker installation in Windows 2012 – Page 1

Remote desktop connection broker helps to load balance RDP remote session connections, increase performance, disaster plan for the terminal servers, publish apps based on the permission, restrict user access to the terminal server, monitoring, server load balancing etc.

RDCB – Broker server maintains database and manages the sessions.
RDSH – Remote desktop session servers.
RDW – Published applications accessible through web URL.

Design diagram that I used for RDCB testing

Divide the entire process into 5 areas.

  • Round Robin – DNS host entry creation for RDSH.
  • Installation of RDCB, RDSH and RDW.
  • Create new collection pool for the new broker farm.
  • Publish Remote Apps in RDW.
  • Testing the RDCB and RDW deployments.

Step (1), Round Robin – DNS host entry creation for RDSH

This session explain the creation of Round Robin DNS entries for RDSH servers.

Round Robin – DNS host entry creation for RDSH

Create new DNS host A entries that points only to the RDSH hosts. Here I used the farm name “rdsfarm.techiesweb.com”, which points to NeigH and WooF.

Rdsfarm.techiesweb.com <ip address of NeigH>
Rdsfarm.techiesweb.com <ip address of WooF>

Melbin Mathew

I am Melbin Mathew, Systems Engineer from Kerala, India. I live with my parents, daughter and my wonderful wife. I graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Hardware from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and completed certification in MCITP, RHCE, CCNA, VCP ...Read More