Configure RD Connection Broker server name

This policy setting allows you to specify the RD Connection Broker server that the RD Session Host server uses to track and redirect user sessions for a load-balanced RD Session Host server farm. The specified server must be running the Remote Desktop Connection Broker service. All RD Session Host servers in a load-balanced farm should use the same RD Connection Broker server.

If you enable this policy setting, you must specify the RD Connection Broker server, using either its host name, IP address, or fully qualified domain name. If you specify a name or IP address for the RD Connection Broker server that is not valid, an error message is logged in Event Viewer on the RD Session Host server.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, you can adjust the RD Connection Broker server name or IP address by using the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration tool or the Terminal Services WMI provider.

Note:

For Windows Server 2008, this policy setting is supported on at least Windows Server 2008 Standard.

This policy setting is not effective unless the "Join RD Connection Broker" policy setting is enabled or the RD Session Host server is configured to join RD Connection Broker by using the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration tool or the Terminal Services WMI provider.

To be an active member of an RD Connection Broker-enabled RD Session Host server farm, the computer account for each RD Session Host server in the farm must be a member of the "Session Directory Computers" local group on the RD Connection Broker server.


Supported on: At least Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
Configure RD Connection Broker server name:

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
Value NameSessionDirectoryLocation
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value

terminalserver.admx

Administrative Templates (Computers)

Administrative Templates (Users)