Deploying TS Session Broker
Updated: March 15, 2010
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
Terminal Services Session Broker (TS Session Broker) is a role service that keeps track of user sessions in a load-balanced terminal server farm. The TS Session Broker database stores session state information that includes session IDs, their associated user names, and the name of the server where each session resides. TS Session Broker uses this information to redirect users who have an existing session to the terminal server where their session exists.
If the TS Session Broker Load Balancing feature is enabled, TS Session Broker also tracks the number of user sessions on each terminal server in the farm, and directs new sessions to the terminal server with the fewest sessions.
To install and configure a TS Session Broker server, see the following topics:
Installation Prerequisites for TS Session Broker
Checklist: Creating a Load-Balanced Terminal Server Farm by Using TS Session Broker
Installing TS Session Broker
Adding Each Terminal Server in the Farm to the Session Directory Computers Local Group
Configuring a Terminal Server to Join a Farm in TS Session Broker
Configuring DNS for TS Session Broker Load Balancing
Configuring Dedicated Redirectors (optional)