Monday, January 18, 2016

The Remote Desktop Management service fails to start on RDS 2012 R2 Connection Broker

After rebooting the RD Connection Broker or attempting to restart services, the RDS Management service fails to start. An error is logged in the System event log such as follows:

The Remote Desktop Management service terminated with the following service-specific error:

This can occur if the SQL database in a Highly-Available deployment is unavailable. Ensure the SQL server is up, the database is available and the SQL server can be contacted.