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SPRINGBOARD SERIES TOUR Microsoft Windows, Office and MDOP Deployment Workshops


Microsoft Windows, Office and MDOP Deployment Workshops

Amsterdam – 25 Oct | Stockholm – 27 Oct | Helsinki – 29 Oct | Reading – 1 Nov | Rome – 3 Nov | Vienna – 4 Nov

The Microsoft Get On the Bus Tour is taking a winter hiatus to bring you a new tour – the Springboard Series Tour: Microsoft Windows, Office and MDOP Deployment Workshops!  Amsterdam marks our first stop on a 6-city European tour, en route to TechEd Europe, in Berlin, Germany. Are you looking to plan, pilot or deploy Windows and Office? Our workshops will cover the Office 2010, key deployment strategies for Windows 7, the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, as well as show you the value of getting trained and certified in these key products.

Learn why Windows 7 has received rave reviews from IT organizations and is setting records as the fastest selling operating system in history, and find out why so many IT Pros are ready to deploy Office 2010. Give us five hours, and you will have a clear understanding of the tools, tips and tricks you need now to jumpstart the successful deployment and management of your Windows desktop environment today. Come join members of the Windows and Office US Product Teams, as well as local Microsoft Technology Evangelists for technical training, professional networking, and real world guidance. Don’t miss your chance to attend a workshop in the 2010 Springboard Series Tour, register today at

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Posted September 24, 2010 by Robert Smit in Windows 2008 R2

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Deploying Remote Desktop Connection Broker with High Availability


This guide is intended for IT professionals, and tells how to configure Remote Desktop Connection Broker in a failover cluster. The configuration provides users with access to personal virtual desktops or virtual machines in a virtual desktop pool through RemoteApp and Desktop Connection

A failover cluster is a group of independent computers that work together to increase the availability of applications and services. The clustered servers (called nodes) are connected by physical cables and by software. If one of the cluster nodes fails, another node begins to provide service (a process known as failover). Users experience a minimum of disruptions in service. This guide describes the steps for configuring Remote Desktop Connection Broker (RD Connection Broker) in a failover cluster, as part of a configuration that provides users with access to personal virtual desktops or virtual machines in a virtual desktop pool through RemoteApp and Desktop Connection. As you work with the configuration in this guide, you can also learn about failover clusters and familiarize yourself with the Failover Cluster Manager snap-in in Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise or Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter.

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Failover of clustered RD Connection Broker






Servers providing a virtual desktop


1. The user requests a connection to a virtual desktop, either a personal virtual desktop or one from a virtual desktop pool.

2. The RD Gateway receives the request.

3. The RD Gateway sends the request to a virtual machine redirector (that is, RD Session Host running in virtual machine redirection mode). The virtual machine redirector informs RD Connection Broker, and then waits for the IP address of a virtual machine.

4. RD Connection Broker requests information about a virtual machine from the RD Virtualization Host.

5. RD Connection Broker receives information about a virtual machine and then provides that information to the virtual machine redirector.

6. The virtual machine redirector communicates through the RD Gateway, providing the client with the IP address and connection information for a virtual desktop.

7. The client connects to a virtual desktop.

8. The virtual desktop is displayed on the client.

The following illustration shows the same sequence of events occurring despite the failure of one node of the cluster. Because a second cluster node is still running, it can respond to client requests as they occur.

Figure 3   Servers providing a virtual desktop after a failure


Cluster Screen Shots




RDP Connection Options



Additional Links

· Remote Desktop Services (

· What’s New in Remote Desktop Services (

· Install the RD Session Host Role Service (

· About Dedicated Farm Redirection and Virtual Machine Redirection (

· Remote Desktop Connection Broker (

· Verify Connection broker cluster configuration (

· Remote Desktop Services Script Repository (

Microsoft Takes Desktop Management to the Cloud: Introducing Windows Intune


This beta is limited to 1,000 customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Customers will be able to sign up until May 16, 2010. The beta may be used on up to 20 devices.

PC Management & Security Windows Intune Beta


Windows Intune simplifies how businesses manage and secure PCs using Windows cloud services and Windows 7—so your computers and users can operate at peak performance. Windows Intune delivers cloud-based management and security capabilities that can be administered through a single Web-based console, enabling your end users and your IT staff to work from virtually anywhere-all that’s required is an Internet connection.

Windows Intune screenshot

Remote workers in multiple locations. Multiple PC configurations. Limited resources. These are just a few of the challenges that face businesses just like yours every day. Windows Intune™ is a new solution that can help you address these challenges, taking PC management to a whole new level of simplicity. With its powerful combination of Windows® cloud services, Windows software, and advanced on-site tools, Windows Intune offers a comprehensive solution to help keep your PCs and end users operating at peak performance

Windows Intune is a comprehensive solution that includes PC management, malware protection, Windows upgrades, and more.

Use the Windows Intune cloud service beta to:

  • Manage updates
  • Protect PCs from malware
  • Proactively monitor PCs
  • Provide remote assistance
  • Track hardware & software inventory
  • Set security policies

This beta is limited to 1,000 customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Customers will be able to sign up until May 16, 2010. The beta may be used on up to 20 devices.


Get the Beta

Sign up for a beta of Windows Intune with your Windows Live ID.


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