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Windows Server 2012 Unified Remote Access Planning and Deployment by Bala Natarajan, Erez Ben-Ari

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Enabling load balancing

For any IT-savvy organization, setting up any service without some form of redundancy is not an option, and this is where load balancing comes into play. Setting up load-balanced URA servers provides two benefits:

  • It allows you to provide service to more users than what a single server can handle
  • It allows the service to function continuously even if one server goes out of commission for some reason, either planned or unexpected

Load balancing means setting up one public IP and hostname that represents multiple servers, and having some mechanism that forwards incoming requests to these servers and distributes them equally (or as per the ratio of load you want each to handle). This can be done in two ways:

  • Using the built-in ...

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