For a Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) server to use RD Connection Broker, you must add the computer account for the RD Session Host server to the Session Broker Computers local group on the RD Connection Broker server.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, on the RD Connection Broker server that you plan to configure, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at


You must perform this procedure on the server where you installed the RD Connection Broker role service.

To add an RD Session Host server to the Session Broker Computers local group
  1. On the RD Connection Broker server, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Computer Management.

  2. In the left pane, expand Local Users and Groups, and then click Groups.

  3. In the middle pane, right-click the Session Broker Computers group, and then click Properties.

  4. On the General tab, click Add.

  5. In the Select Users, Computers, or Groups dialog box, click Object Types.

  6. Select the Computers check box, and then click OK.

  7. Locate and then add the computer account for each RD Session Host server that you want to add.

  8. When you are finished, click OK.