Remote Desktop Connection Broker

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Remote Desktop Connection Broker (RD Connection Broker), formerly Terminal Services Session Broker (TS Session Broker), is a role service that provides the following functionality:

  • Allows users to reconnect to their existing sessions in a load-balanced RD Session Host server farm. This prevents a user with a disconnected session from being connected to a different RD Session Host server in the farm and starting a new session.

  • Enables you to evenly distribute the session load among RD Session Host servers in a load-balanced RD Session Host server farm.

  • Provides users access to virtual desktops hosted on RD Virtualization Host servers and to RemoteApp programs hosted on RD Session Host servers through RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.

For an introduction to RD Connection Broker, see Overview of Remote Desktop Connection Broker (RD Connection Broker).

For more information about RD Connection Broker, see the Remote Desktop Services page on the Windows Server 2008 R2 TechCenter (

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