User group RDS broker balancing

Federico Coppola 1,181 Reputation points

Hi all,
I have two terminal server Win 2016 Standard.
I know that I can use RDS Broker server (TS.domain.local) to manage RDP sessions balancing.

For example I would that user group1 access to TS1.domain.local and user group2 access to TS2.domain.local
All users (user group1 + user group2) set on their RDP client as TS.domain.local, TS.domain.local "balance/redirect" RDP traffic to TS1.domain.local if user is member of "user group 1" otherwise to TS2.domain.local if user is member of "user group 2".

Can I set user group RDS broker policy based?

Thanks a lot for your help!

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  1. PMT 86 Reputation points

    I believe there is no native way within RDS deployment scenarios

    But you can try tweak using Load balancer to divert DNS traffic to certain subnet

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  2. Limitless Technology 43,996 Reputation points

    Hi @Federico Coppola

    Instead of creating an RDS broker using policy you can create group permissions and redirect them.

    You can create session collections, each collection has its own RD SH, and within collection properties, you can specify a specific user group with the connection permission. Then, you can assign a specific user group the access permission to a specific RD SH.

    If you are using Azure infrastructure, you can create an Azure load balancer; if not, you can set up a DNS round-robin.

    You can consider RDS Farm, it improves the availability and scale of your RDS deployment via multi RD SHs.

    Create an RDSH FARM RDS 2012 using DNS Round Robin:

    Hope this resolves your Query!!

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