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Windows 2012 R2 Server Manager and Windows RDS Farm

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I have recently created a Windows RDS Farm, when I view the farm through server manager I am able to see all the options that are available, specifically the Windows RDS Farm option, see attached screen shot.

However, when I launch Server Manager as another user account that has the same permissions that option is missing and I am unable to connect to the broker servers to administer the farm.  This is obviously a single point of failure, if I am the only one who can manage the farm.

How are these options in Server Manager modified?

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In 2012 and 2012 R2, the traditional concept of an RDS farm has changed significantly. So much so that there is no built-in "farm" tools in 2012. Instead, RDS services are pooled into "collections."

The screenshot you posted is not a stock-standard install of server manager. In 2012 and 2012 R2, an administrator can create a custom group of servers, name that group whatever they want (so "RDS farm", or "RDS Ranch", or "RDS shopping mall") and then add any servers they want to that group.

These custom groups and views are unique to each user, much like creating an email signature is unique to your email account. This doesn't block other admins from managing the server; it simply isn't a customized view until they choose to create their own custom groups and views. So it isn't a single point of failure.

More info on custom groups in server manager:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh868009.aspx
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