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Limit the Maximum Number of Simultaneous Connections Through a Remote Desktop Gateway Server

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

By default, with the exception of RD Gateway servers that are running on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, no limit is set for the number of simultaneous connections that Remote Desktop Services clients can make to internal network resources (computers) through an RD Gateway server. You can optimize RD Gateway server performance by setting a limit for the number of simultaneous connections that clients can make to internal network resources through an RD Gateway server.

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For RD Gateway servers that are running on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, a maximum of 250 simultaneous connections is supported.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, on the RD Gateway server that you plan to configure, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477.

To limit the maximum number of simultaneous connections through a Remote Desktop Gateway server
  1. On the RD Gateway server, open Remote Desktop Gateway Manager. To open Remote Desktop Gateway Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Remote Desktop Services, and then click Remote Desktop Gateway Manager.

  2. In the Remote Desktop Gateway Manager console tree, right-click the local RD Gateway server, and then click Properties.

  3. In the Properties dialog box for the RD Gateway server, on the General tab, under Maximum Connections, do one of the following:

    • To set a limit for the maximum number of simultaneous connections that Remote Desktop Services clients can make to network resources through RD Gateway, click Limit maximum allowed simultaneous connections to, and then specify the number of allowable connections.

    • To set no limit on the number of allowable connections between clients and internal network resources through RD Gateway, click Allow the maximum supported simultaneous connections. This is the default option.

      noteNote
      For RD Gateway servers that are running on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, a maximum of 250 simultaneous connections is supported.

    • To prevent new connections from being made between clients and network resources through RD Gateway, click Disable new connections. If you select this option, only new connection attempts will be rejected. Current connections will not be ended by RD Gateway.

  4. Click OK.

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