RD Connection Broker

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Remote Desktop Connection Broker (RD Connection Broker) is a Remote Desktop Services role service in Windows Server 2008 R2 that supports session load balancing between Remote Desktop Session Host servers in a farm, connections to personal virtual desktops and virtual desktop pools by using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection, and reconnection to an existing session in a load-balanced Remote Desktop Session Host server farm.

Managed Entities

The following is a list of the managed entities that are included in this managed entity:

Name Description

RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Management

Remote Desktop Connection Manager is a service in Windows Server 2008 R2 that enables the aggregation of RemoteApp programs, session-based desktops, and virtual desktops through the Start menu on a client computer.


The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:

Name Description

Connection Request Management

Connection requests in RD Connection Broker include user connection requests and redirection connection requests.

Resource Management

RD Connection Broker manages resources such as user sessions, RD Session Host server farm membership, and RD Session Host servers running in redirection mode.

Remote Desktop Services