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

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

With a load-balanced RD Session Host server farm, you can scale the performance of a single RD Session Host server by distributing Remote Desktop Services sessions across multiple servers. You can configure a load-balanced farm by using the RD Connection Broker Load Balancing feature, Network Load Balancing (NLB), or a third-party solution. RD Connection Broker also enables a user to reconnect to their existing session in a load-balanced RD Session Host server farm.

This checklist shows the steps that are required to create and configure a load-balanced RD Session Host server farm by using RD Connection Broker Load Balancing.

ImportantImportant
To be a member of a farm that uses RD Connection Broker in Windows Server 2008 R2, an RD Session Host server must be running either Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008.

 

Task Reference

Install the RD Connection Broker role service on the server that you want to use to track user sessions for a farm.

Install the RD Connection Broker Role Service

Add the RD Session Host servers in the farm to the Session Broker Computers local group on the RD Connection Broker server.

Add Each RD Session Host Server in the Farm to the Session Broker Computers Local Group

Configure the RD Session Host servers in the farm to join a farm in RD Connection Broker, and to participate in RD Connection Broker Load Balancing.

Configure an RD Session Host Server to Join a Farm in RD Connection Broker

Configure DNS round robin entries for RD Session Host servers in the farm.

Configure DNS for RD Connection Broker Load Balancing

For more information about RD Connection Broker, see the Remote Desktop Services page on the Windows Server 2008 R2 TechCenter (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=140432).

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