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Managed connection to Remote Desktop Server with powershell

Posted on 2015-01-08
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I have a remote desktop farm with 6 RD hosts that are running Windows Server 2012. I want to allow and disallow new connection to each server using PowerShell. I found the powershell command that is suppose to do the job, but it does not work.  When I verify in the Server Manager I still see the host server allowing new connections.

Command:
Set-RDSessionHost -SessionHost "RDHost1.domain.local" -NewConnectionAllowed "No" -ConnectionBroker "rdcb.domain.local"

I'm I doing something wrong? I tried running the command from the  RD Broker and host.
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Question by:eMarketer75
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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-NewConnectionAllowed $false   not -NewConnectionAllowed "NO"
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by:Qlemo
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I have been wondering about the same, but the help tells different. "No" is valid.
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Thank you for the response.  I was able to fix my problem. When you run the PowerShell command, it does not reflect right away in the Server Manager.  After closing the server manager and re-opening it I see my changes. If I run the Get-RDSessionHost command I get see if new connections are allowed right away.

Get-RDSessionHost -CollectionName “My Collection Name” -ConnectionBroker mybroker.domain.local
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