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Windows Server® 2012 Unleashed by Chris Amaris, Andrew Abbate, Omar Droubi, Guy Yardeni, Michael Noel, Rand Morimoto

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Additional RD Session Host Server Configuration Tasks

In addition to just installing the RD Session Host role service, administrators might want to complete several additional configuration tasks on an RD Session Host server. These tasks are described in the following sections.

Denying New User Logons

Called Terminal Services Server Drain mode in Windows Server 2008, an RD Session Host server can be configured to prevent new user sessions from being created. Reasons why an administrator might want to prevent new user sessions from being created include planned server outages for maintenance or to install new applications. Called User Logon mode in Windows Server 2012, the following modes can be used:

Allow All Connections—This is the default ...

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