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  • Aug 2019 patch broke RDS CB

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    Home Forums Admin IT Lounge Aug 2019 patch broke RDS CB

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        sdsalsero
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        Last night we upgraded our public-facing Server 2012R2-based RDS Gateway (GW) and Connection Broker (CB) servers to the brand-new Aug 2019 Rollup. Normally we wait at least a week before applying new patches but last night was already a scheduled maintenance window so we took a chance. And got burned.

        After the patching, no one could login. We use an RDP connection file which specifies the use of the GW and has the CB listed as the target system. You would be prompted to authenticate, i.e., I assume your login request was passing through the GW to the CB, but then there was a completely generic error, “Unable to connect.” Since we were under time-pressure I simply rolled-back the updates, and this restored access.

        I am still trying to analyze the logs; I’ll have more info later.

        Has anyone else applied these patches to their 2012 GW/CB successfully?

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      • #1907881
        sdsalsero
        AskWoody Lounger

        Follow-up:

        On the CB’s Windows Event application log,
        Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-SessionBroker-Client/Operational

        There are repeating pairs of 1306/1296 errors:

        1306, “RD Connection Broker Client processes request from a user”
        “Remote Desktop Connection Broker Client failed to redirect the user. Error: NULL”

        1296, “RD Connection Broker Client processes request from a user”
        “Remote Desktop Connection Broker Client failed while getting redirection packet from Connection Broker. Error: Remote Desktop Connection Broker is not ready for RPC communication.”
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        My initial research says that this can be caused by the Remote Desktop Connection Broker service (“tssdis”) not running; I regret that I did not check this before rolling-back the update last night.

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        • #1907897
          woody
          Da Boss

          Are you installing the Monthly Rollup or the Security-only update?

          • #1907901
            sdsalsero
            AskWoody Lounger

            the full Monthly Rollup

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        woody
        Da Boss
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