Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Quickly remove 1 TS from TS Session Broker

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Quickly remove 1 TS from TS Session Broker

    I cannot find a simple answer to this question anywhere. All I want to do is remove a TS from the TS-Farm on the fly.

    Environment –
    Server 2008 DCs
    Several Server 2008 TSs

    Scenario….I start receiving reports that numerous people are having problems on the TS-Farm. Upon investigation I notice that all affected users are on 1 specific TS. I don’t have time to look at it right now so the best thing to do is get the users redirected to one of the other 6 TSs immediately.

    In a previous environment, I used 2X and it as simple as logging into the 2X console and un-ticking the server that I wanted to remove from the load balancing environment. Reboot the server and DONE – no users will be directed to it and I can log into it to troubleshoot when I have time.

    The only way I can find to do this using the TS Session Broker is to log the users off and disable the network connection. Then I have to login from the hardware console as I cannot connect remotely. The User logon mode does not work 100% and I am sure that there is a better way to do it. If only there was an option to allow administrator but prevent everybody else.

    As always, and input is greatly appreciated!

  • #2
    Re: Quickly remove 1 TS from TS Session Broker

    Hi,

    You can use: Terminal Server Maintenance: “Draining” ot unbind the Join the TS to the Session Broker.
    Please note that TS 2008 is a godo product for SMB. For Enterprise, please consider to use Citrix.

    http://www.brianmadden.com/blogs/gab...rver-2008.aspx
    Best Regards,

    Yuval Sinay

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuval14, Blog: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yuval14

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Quickly remove 1 TS from TS Session Broker

      Thanks for the reply but.....TS Draining is the same thing as the User Logon Mode available in the GUI.


      I have the same options either way:
      1. allow all remote connections - change logon /enable
      2. not all any remote connections(including administrator) - change logon /disable
      3. all reconnection, but prevent new logons - change logon /drain
      4. all reconnection, but prevent new until after reboot - change logon /drainuntilrestart
      The problem with these options is that I want to be able to remote into the TS in order to perform maintenance. Option 1,3,&4 will allow this but it will also allow existing users get back onto the TS, which I want to prevent. Option 2 will keep the users off but it will prevent me from getting a remote session.

      Like I said before, with 2X you could just un-tick the server and logons would no longer be directed to that server. You logoff the existing users and when they log back in they are directed to the other TSs.

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Quickly remove 1 TS from TS Session Broker

        Well.... 2X cost $$$ Also Citrix cost $$$ You are trying to get Enterprise product in SMB price.
        Best Regards,

        Yuval Sinay

        LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuval14, Blog: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yuval14

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Quickly remove 1 TS from TS Session Broker

          I know exactly where you are coming from but MS is just a couple of steps away from eliminating the need for 2X. A couple more features and it is done.

          I've already spent a nice boatload and the blade chassis and the SAN so spending $1200 for 2X is no big deal.

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Quickly remove 1 TS from TS Session Broker

            I can recommanded you to call to your contact your company account manager and request from him to add the required feathers to the next release / next service pack.
            If you like, I can send your request to Microsoft (Please write me a short email with the required feathers and reasons why you think its important to add it).
            Best Regards,

            Yuval Sinay

            LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuval14, Blog: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yuval14

            Comment

            Working...
            X