Event ID 946 — RD Connection Broker Availability

Published: January 8, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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The RD Connection Broker must be available to accept connection requests from user sessions, RD Session Host servers in a farm, and RD Session Host servers running in redirection mode.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 946
Source: Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-SessionBroker
Version: 6.1
Symbolic Name: EVENT_WARNING_CLUSTER_INIT
Message: RD Connection Broker will not run as a part of cluster.

Resolve

Install Failover Clustering

Failover Clustering must be installed for the RD Connection Broker server to be highly available.

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in the local Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To install Failover Clustering:

  1. On the RD Connection Broker server, open Server Manager. To open Server Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.
  2. Under Features Summary, click Add Features.
  3. In the Add Features Wizard, click Failover Clustering, and then click Install.
  4. Follow the instructions in the wizard to complete the installation of the feature. When the wizard finishes, close it.
  5. Repeat the process for each RD Connection Broker server that you want to include in the cluster.

Verify

To verify that the RD Connection Broker server is available, ensure that the Remote Desktop Connection Broker service is running.

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in the local Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To check that the Remote Desktop Connection Broker service is running:

  1. On the RD Connection Broker server, open the Services snap-in. To open the Services snap-in, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Services.
  2. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Yes.
  3. In the Services pane, locate the service named Remote Desktop Connection Broker.
  4. Confirm that the Status column for the Remote Destktop Connection Broker service displays Started.

Related Management Information

RD Connection Broker Availability

Remote Desktop Services

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