RDS server cluster

Adam Lowe 41 Reputation points

Hi all, I am wanting to setup a cluster of RDS servers for users to log into. Basically I want them to log into one server, but it actually be load balanced over a few servers (2-3 servers). We are Azure based only for our servers. Would a RDS farm be what I need to setup? My thought is, users would use one server name to RDP to and it would be spread across several servers. They wouldn't actually know which server they are logging into. Just want to make sure I'm stating clearly what I am wanting to do :) forgive me if I repeat myself. If you guys have a better suggestion, I am totally open on it. Thanks!

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  1. Amol Shelar 401 Reputation points

    @Adam Lowe ,

    One of my client has same kind of request. To fulfil his request, I followed below solution -

    1. Deployed 1st RDS server. Configured CAL & the required group policies on it.
    2. Installed RDS role on 2nd server. In group policy navigate to Computer Configuration >>Policies >> Administrative Templates >>Windows Components >>Remote Desktop Services >>Remote Desktop Session Host >>Licensing
    3. Double click Use the specified Remote Desktop license servers, set it to Enabled and enter the IP of 1st server.
    4. Follow the same process for 3rd server.
    5. All the users are provided with the IP of first server only.

    In my case, it worked perfectly fine. Earlier I tried to create failover cluster for it but didn't find suitable role which can be added in cluster. You can follow the same process & share your feedback.

    Please mark this reply as Answer if it solves your query.


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  1. Amol Shelar 401 Reputation points

    @Adam Lowe ,

    Can you please confirm if the above given solution satisfies your requirement?

    -If Yes, please mark it as Answer if it helps to resolve your query-


  2. Adam Lowe 41 Reputation points

    I just marked it AmolShelar, thank you for the help! Sorry, been super busy and forgot to come back and reply.

    Thanks again!