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Configuring HA for the Remote Desktop Connection Broker in a 2012 RDS Farm

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2

One of the biggest issues with Remote Desktop Services on Windows 2008 R2 was the limitation of only having a single active RD Connection Broker server per RDS farm. Yes, you still could have multiple broker servers, however they would run in an Active/Passive mode. This was a major problem since it would limit the size of the farm. The more servers, resources, and users added to the farm put a strain on the single active RD broker server. In most cases, you would have to create multiple RDS farms to get around this problem. This has changed with RDS for 2012. You can now have multiple active brokers in a single RDS farm.

As per Microsoft, the RD Connection Broker provides the following functionality: Read the rest of this entry »

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Mapped Drives are not being personalized for random users with AppSense Environment Manager

Product: AppSense Environment Manager 8.x

** NOTE: For AppSense Environment Manager Version 8.0, the following is in the user’s desktop settings within personalization. For any newer version it will be in the user’s Session Data within personalization.

 Scenario:

A user logs into their desktop and they report they cannot see their mapped drives. If the user creates a new mapped drive within their session, logs off and back into their desktop, the mapped drive is no longer there. This only occurs for random users. Upon further investigation, when looking at the user’s session data in personalization analysis, the mapped drives are being personalized. This is found under the registry key HKCU\Network. In fact, even the newly mapped drive shows up here as well. Read the rest of this entry »

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