Is it possible to allow particular domain users to log in to a terminal server directly if the server is part of a terminal server farm?
Environment: 3 x Windows Server 2008 R2
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This should only be reserved for admins as you want your regular users going through the farm with a broker and DNS round robin setup.
To do this as an admin click Start > Type MSTSC /admin > Hit Enter
Alternatively you can click Start+R > Type MSTSC /admin > Hit Enter
And finally, you can open Remote Desktop Connection and type he computer name you want followed by /admin to login to the specified server.
With NLB, no, however administrators can target individual servers by using mstsc /admin. If you have a hardware load balancer, regular users most likely can target individual servers (depends on how the VIP is setup).
That said, targeting individual servers is usually a flawed design. I would avoid this, as it usually means there is not proper redundancy for an app, or the load may not be properly distributed.