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Balancing  RemoteApp Connections

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Afternoon,

If I wanted my gateway server to manage my connection requests for remoteapp, what would be the best methodology to this?

Here is my current configuration:

Server A - Gateway/Connection Broker/RemoteApp server
Server B and C - RDSH servers

If I wanted incoming requests from, regardless of internal or external means. to be load routed evenly to each server, what would be the best practice to accomplish this in Windows?
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That's exactly the setup I run and with windows server 2012r2 it makes it very easy compared to 08. Here is the QuickStart for everything on one server
http://blogs.technet.com/b/yungchou/archive/2013/02/07/remote-desktop-services-rds-quick-start-deployment-for-remoteapp-windows-server-2012-style.aspx

And here is a much better walkthrough
http://msfreaks.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/windows-2012-r2-remote-desktop-services-part-1/
Another well written guide:
http://thewolfblog.com/2014/02/08/deploying-a-2012-2012r2-remote-desktop-services-farm/
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Thank you all for your comments.

VB, I followed that link you sent me and setup all requested functions within my environment.

When I am connecting through RemoteApp (this is being done through Control Panel > Remote Apps and Desktops) I can see the same application hosted twice from both RDSH servers in my farm. (Image A) I would like to have those be one icon, that can launch on either of the farm servers.

If I proceed by clicking on the icon, no matter how many logins there are to the application, it always wants to direct the connection back to my broker server and launch the application from there.
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Mahesh,

You were correct, it was a problem with the settings on my connection broker. The remote apps are load balancing correctly now.

In regards to getting Control Panel > Remote Apps and Desktops working when outside my network, what approach should I take? I can already access the application by creating an rdp or msi, however I would still like for users to be able to download the remote apps to their local windows clients. When I try this now, I connect, however I never can get the application to come up. (basically sits at the initializing connection window)

There is always remote access page I can use, however I am trying to steer away from that if possible.
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So, you are using 2008 R2 RDS

If your applications are working from internet \ RDP file, it should work from control panel \ remote apps as well on win7 machines

Please try with new user profile and there download remote apps through control panel and check if they also stuck on initializing ?

Check below KB article
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2601888

This has got most of the fixes
Choose one as per your problems (initialization failure)

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It was a configuration issue I had overlooked. We are all set now.

Appreciate the help on this issue.

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