RDS 2012 Connection Broker Role not supported on DC


 

 

Anyone who wishes to deploy RDS on the Domain Controller needs to be aware that the Connection Broker role cannot be installed on the DC.

Microsoft does not recommend installing RDS Roles on the DC and advises to deploy separate VM’s/Servers.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverTS/thread/f2d16f40-ae75-426b-ba00-0d05c5d48dd7/

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserver8gen/thread/593251c4-c8d3-44a6-b71b-c7ad9f919eea

 

Installing RDS Role On a DC

9 thoughts on “RDS 2012 Connection Broker Role not supported on DC

    1. HI Ryan,

      I have done most step you show,
      now I still can’t install the RDS, just stuck on this step:

      What should I do Please? I don’t know why I can’t reply on my question any more.

      cheers
      Wayne

      1. Hi,

        I was wondering if you could help me out with a an issue I have in deploying RODC – RDCB roles combined on a single server, a fully updated (patched) Win2012R2 machine.

        First, I tested the desired set-up in a lab on AWS and get it to work as planned. Now, when I tried to do so on a (intended) production VPS, the Remote Desktop Management service (RDMS) won’t start at all, making the whole session-based RDS role non-functional. Is there something I am missing? I do not know if this is relevant, but also the BalloonService is unable to start …

        There were two attempts that resulted in the same issue mentioned above.

        1. RODC successfully installed and promoted, adding the Session-based RDS role by a Quick Start:
        a) Remote Desktop role Services role service – SUCCEEDED
        b) Session Collection – FAILED
        c) RemoteApp programs – CANCELLED

        2. RODC successfully installed and promoted, adding the Session-based RDS role by Standard Deployment:
        a) Remote Desktop role Services role service – SUCCEEDED
        b) RD Web Access role service – FAILED
        c) RD Session Host role service – CANCELLED

        Thank you,
        Tomaz

      2. Hi Ryan,
        We have gone through a few PoC deployments and we have been unable to install the RDCB role onto a machine that has already been promoted to a DC. Systems all running 2012 R2 so this is supported from all things I’ve read. Are there any caveats or specific steps required to make this work that you are aware of?

  1. If this is allegedly supported on 2012 R2, why can I still not install it. I am really confused with all of the conflicting info out there. If anyone can help straighten me out, that would be great.
    System:
    Server 2012 R2
    AD
    FS
    PS

    Thanks in advance.

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