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Log in as Administrator on a RD Session Host when the host is a member of RD Connection Broker group.

Lately, I came across a strange issue after setting up a new Windows Remote Desktop Services farm running Windows Server 2008 R2 Servers. When accessing a RD Session Host through RDP on the hosts’ NetBIOS, FQDN or IP address as Administrator, I was redirected to an another RD Session Host. Logically, because the RD Connection Broker has load balanced the request. Anyway, I still wasn’t able to login as Administrator on the RD Session host, even when using the /console switch. After some research I found out that this switch was replaced with the /admin switch. When I used the /admin switch I was able to connect to the RD Session Host without the redirection from RD Connection Broker.

You can read an article about this at the Performance Team Blog.

Cheers!

– Marek.Z

About Marek (288 Articles)
Marek is an IT professional with 15+ years of experience in the IT industry and is currently working as PSO Senior Consultant SDDC at VMware for the NEMEA region.

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