Server 2008r2 Connection Broker for Server 2012r2 Session Hosts

Can i use Server 2008r2 Connection Broker for Server2012r2 Session Hosts??

Hi, we currently have many rds farms all running server 2008r2.  We have a clustered Connection Broker running server 2008r2.

I have just finished deploying a single server 2012r2 session host server.  Interestingly, it authenticated itself with my current Server 2008r2 RDS License server....hmmm  

anyway i would like to add a second server 2012r2 session host server to make it into a farm, but i dont know if my server 2008r2 connection broker cluster will handle sever 2012r2 session host.

Ive searched on google and i cant seem to get a clear answer yes or no.

please help
JB BlancoSr Systems EngineerAsked:
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MaheshArchitectCommented:
As a thumb rule, you can have 2012 connection broker which can accept lower version as RD session host server (2008 R2)
But 2008 R2 connection broker won't accept 2012 R2 session host server

In case of RDS CALs, if you have 2012 R2 RDS CALS, it will allow logon to previous server versions as well.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/rds-client-access-license

Below link is for 2016 RDS, but should apply to 2012 / 2008 R2 pairs as well
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/rds-supported-config

you need to upgrade / migrate RD connection broker to 2012 / 2016 1st

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