Remote Desktop Services - server pool does not match the RD Connection Brokers

i acquired an RDS setup by someone else and am trying to figure out how it works. I used Citrix before, but not Remote Desktop Services.

First thing I see in Server 2012 R2 when I go to open the Overview of the Remote Desktop Services, is the error:

The server pool does not match the RD Connection Brokers that are in it. Errors:
1. The RD Connection Broker server RDSPrd00.cafenet.com is not in the server pool but is part of the cluster REMOTEAPPS.cafenet.com. Add it to the server pool

From what I read, a 2012 R2 Domain Controller is required for RDS to work, right?
I found one 2012 R2 Domain Controller in the domain, while the rest are 2008 R2.
I remoted into the 2012 R2 domain and saw it had the "remote desktop services" showing in the Server Manager.
Clicking on that, I see the following message:

there are no RD Connection Broker servers in the server pool..
To manage a deployment, you must add all the servers in the deployment to the server pool.
To create a new deployment, run the Add Roles and Features Wizard and select the Remote Desktop Services installation option

The error is kind of vague to me, and I'm not sure if I should really be doing what it's saying to do. Any help here on what I should try and do to tackle this? I have Admin rights to the server. I have no contact to whoever set it up :(

If I go to Tools > Terminal Services, all I see is "Remote Desktop Licensing Manager".
I'm not sure if there is another server I need to connect to.
garryshapeAsked:
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Blake LongEngineerCommented:
RDS in server 2012 is managed completely differently then it has been in the past. It is all done through server manager. Here are some articles I used when I was configuring 2012 R2 RDS that might help you sort it out.

https://msfreaks.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/windows-2012-r2-remote-desktop-services-part-1/

https://msfreaks.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/windows-2012-r2-remote-desktop-services-part-2/

https://msfreaks.wordpress.com/2013/12/26/windows-2012-r2-remote-desktop-services-part-3/

https://msfreaks.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/step-by-step-windows-2012-r2-remote-desktop-services-part-4/

Here's a technet article as well:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dn235779.aspx

It's all a completely different way of thinking, but once you get into it all of the same functions are there.

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garryshapeAuthor Commented:
Ok well there must be another server I need to remote into, then.

I found one but when I try to RDP to it, I get:

Remote Desktop Connection cannot connect to the remote computer.

The remote computer rdsprd00 that you are trying to connect to is redirecting you to another remote computer named RDSPrd02.cafenet.com. Remote Desktop Connection cannot verify that the computers belong to the same RD Session Host server farm. You must use the farm name, not the computer name, when you connect to an RD Session Host server farm.

If you are using an RDP connection provided to you by your  
administrator, contact your administrator for assistance.

If you want to connect to a specific farm member to administer it, type "mstsc.exe /admin" at a command prompt.
Blake LongEngineerCommented:
You can manage everything from the Domain Controller in Server Manager. Otherwise if you want to see the actual desktop of a specific TS you will have to go to the physical console or use a run command to run mstsc.exe /admin then the name server you want. I know that when I set this up I had 5 servers, The DC, Exchange server and a Hyper-V Server that had 2 TS VM's set to load balance. There should be a farm name that you go to that will most likely, depending on the setup, drop you into the next server in the queue.
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garryshapeAuthor Commented:
Ahhh ok thanks, I made it in with mstsc /admin

Now in this one it shows "The server pool does not match the RD Connection Brokers that are in it. Errors:
1. The RD Connection Broker server RDSPRD01.cafenet.com is not in the server pool but is part of the cluster REMOTEAPPS.cafenet.edu. Add it to the server pol.
2. The RD Connection Broker server RDSPRD02.cafenet.com is not in the server pool but is part of the cluster REMOTEAPPS.cafenet.com. Add it to the server pool.

Think we're getting somewhere now...!!!???
Blake LongEngineerCommented:
Like I said before, unlike in 2008 RDS, in 2012 RDS you manage everything from a server outside of the pool. Most likely you need to be looking at your DC or another server besides your TS to manage the RDS deployment.
garryshapeAuthor Commented:
Hmm ok so these errors (or warnings?) are popping up because management of the role cannot be done on the server that has the role..., but only from another server that has nothing to do with RDS?
Unlike something like WSUS where you can manage WSUS on the same server that is running WSUS?
Blake LongEngineerCommented:
That is correct. Don't ask me why Microsoft did it this way, but this is the way it is. Sometimes it feels like they just throw darts at a wall of ideas submitted by 3rd graders and go with the first thing they get.
garryshapeAuthor Commented:
Ok, what I didn't understand was that the servers needed to be added to the 2012 Server manager, didn't know that's what was meant by "pool".

As for the "The server pool does not match the RD Connection Brokers that are in it", am I supposed to remote into each RDS server and go to server manager and add all other servers to the "All Servers" screen?
garryshapeAuthor Commented:
Essentially I am getting "A Remote Desktop Services deployment does not exist on servername.cafenet.com" when I run Get-RDLicenseConfiguration on 2 of the RDS servers.

I am indeed running Powershell as Admin so am not sure why.
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