RDP Connections Sessions with no "Collection Name" attached in Connection Broker of Windows Server RDS 2012 R2
Posted on 2014-09-04
My newly installed Windows 2012 R2 RDS (remote desktop servers) Connection Broker is having issues with the RDS Session displaying within the created "Collections".
My users are using RDP Client (mstsc.exe on port 3389) and can successfully connect to the 4 RDS Session Hosts (Win 2012 R2) using RDP from the Windows 7 PC's & Wyse TD10 terminals. (We are not using remote apps nor VDI)
The systems are using DNS Round Robin using the DNS name "RDSFarm" which is pointing to the IP addresses of 4 RDS 2010 R2 Session Hosts, and a seperate Win 2012 R2 Server with Connection Broker.
All 5 servers are standalone hardware and we are not using HA for the Connection Broker.
And all servers and users are on the internal domain and have the same internal certificate, which was created on the RDS Connection Broker server, installed.
And I do not have RDS Gateway enabled.
On the Win 2012 R2 Connection Broker server, in Server Manager, Remote Desktop Services, Collections, my "created collections" do not show any RDP session connections. However the connection show directly under the main "Collections" heading and the RDP connections show with no "Collection Name" attached.
The user groups are configured within the properties of the created collections and the Host Servers are populated in the created Collections as well.
I did find an error in the event viewer log on the Connection Broker Server, under "TerminalServices-SessionBroker" stating:
RD Connection Broker failed to process the connection request for user <username1>.
Farm name specified in user's RDP file (hints) could not be found.
Error: The farm specified for the connection is not present."
Event ID: 802
This was working successfully last night, with MS Support watching remotely, and to my knowledge no changes have been made since.