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Do I need Remote Desktop Connection Broker

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I am deploying Remote Desktop Session Hosts at my remote offices, one per location. Do I need to have the RD Connection Broker role installed? This isn't a farm in the classic sense. If I do need the connection broker role, would it just go on the session host? I am familiar with how it works for Windows 2008 R2, but things seemed to have changed with Windows 2012 R2. For example, the documentation that I have seen says to configure the license server at the Connection Broker. In the old days we didn't even need the connection broker!

I have a separate license server that I will use for all of my servers. I will also be setting up separate NLB clusters for the RDWA and RDGW roles.
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For ease of management, yes. You should set up the RDCB role as recommended. Many of the RD tools expect it.
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This isn't a farm in the classic sense.
Even if it's not a traditional farm as Cliff mentioned many RDP elements rely on it.  Also, the broker is a good idea, farm or not, because it intertwines with NLB as well as the RDGateway you said you want to use.  It has to have that to work even in 2012.
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I am adding the connection broker service. I will let you know if I have any issues with the configuration.
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 300 points for cgaliher's comment #a39996861
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The deployment model and management is a bit different from 2008 R2. It looks like most management is done from the connection broker, that that seems to be a required role now.
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So then we both answered your question so I object and suggest that points be split evenly between myself and Cliff.
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