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Load Balancing Microsoft Remote Desktop Services

Remote Desktop Services accelerates and extends desktop and application deployments to any device, improving remote worker efficiency, while helping to keep critical intellectual property secure and simplify regulatory compliance. Remote Desktop Services enables virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), session-based desktops, and applications, allowing users to work anywhere.

The load balancer is deployed in front of the various RDS servers to provide load balancing and fail–over functionality. Clients then connect to a Virtual Service (VIP) on the load balancer rather than connecting directly to a one of the RDS servers. These connections are then load balanced between the associated RDS servers to distribute the load according to the load balancing algorithm selected.

In Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2012 the following role services can be load balanced:

  • RD Session Host
  • RD Connection Broker
  • RD Gateway
  • RD Web Access Server

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