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How do I expand an existing terminal server into a farm?

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Can anyone point me to a guide, or list the steps to most efficiently expand a very well used (90+ profiles, 20-30 concurrent) Windows 2008R2 Terminal Server into a multi-server farm?

I'd like to expand capacity, without sacrificing the existing users profiles/preferences.

Thanks in advanced.

Ray
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I don't think you can really go past TechNet. Have you looked at this checklist? With this method you'll need to also deploy the RD Connection Broker role as it handles the load-balancing as well as reconnecting of user sessions: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753891.aspx

Here's some other articles with some screenshots if it helps.
https://aaronwalrath.wordpress.com/2010/05/28/configuring-windows-2008-r2-remote-desktop-farm-with-connection-broker/
http://www.vkernel.ro/blog/building-a-2008-r2-rds-load-balanced-farm-with-rd-connection-broker
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The problem has gone away since, but i was hoping for more detail, specifically with regards to installed applications, user profiles, printers, etc. And the key to my question was "EXISTING" terminal server. The articles didn't have any detail about that. They were geared towards a new implementation.

No further comment necessary, just grading and closing to get the "abandoned" question off my notifications...
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Hi RayMorin,

It would have been good if you had replied to this question with the above concerns. I would have then recommended you implement roaming profiles then build a TS farm to give you more resources.

I do apologize for missing the reference to the "existing" TS part of your question.
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