RDS Connection Broker in Hyper-V Server 2012 ?

Posted on 2012-08-29
Last Modified: 2012-09-04
Does anyone know if Hyper-V Server 2012 (RC) includes the RDS Connection Broker?

I am setting up a small test, to try to get a Wyse C10LE to connect to Hyper-V Server 2012.  I have a domain controller already, this new box runing Hyper-V, and would like to run the Connection Broker on that same physical box.

In PowerShell, when i do a "get-windowsfeature" I see "Remote Desktop Services", but no "Remote Desktop Connection Broker".

Will I have to run RD Connection Broker on another machine, perhaps one of my existing Windows 2008 servers?   I wonder if the 2008 version of Broker will play nicely with Hyper-V 2012 ...

Any info/experience you can share is greatly appreciated.
Question by:RobRud
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    Accepted Solution

    Remote Desktop Connection Broker is not included as a feature of Hyper-V Server 2012

    No Connection Broker in Hyper-V 2012
    Remote Desktop Connection Broker is part of Windows Server 2012 release.

    Connection broker in Windows 2012
    alot has changed with RDS in 2012, In Windows Server 2012, the connection broker is now aware of both RDSH sessions and VDI sessions (that come via the Remote Desktop Virtualization Host role).

    Author Comment

    Thanks for verifying that --
    I am downloading Windows Server 2012 RC, and will blow away Hyper-V Server 2012, and give that a try.

    Author Closing Comment

    I installed the Datacenter version of Windows Server 2012 RC, and was able to get much farther with my VDI testing.

    Please see a follow-up question (similar topic)

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