Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops SDK


Gets the database connection string for the specified data store used by the Broker Service.


Get-BrokerDBConnection [-AdminAddress <String>] [-BearerToken <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

Gets the database connection string from the currently selected Broker Service instance.

If the returned string is blank, no valid connection string has been specified. In this case the service is running, but is idle and awaiting specification of a valid connection string.

The current service instance is the one on the local machine, or the one most recently specified using the -AdminAddress parameter of a Broker SDK cmdlet.


Name Description Required? Pipeline Input Default Value
AdminAddress Specifies the address of a XenDesktop controller that the PowerShell snapin will connect to. This can be provided as a host name or an IP address. false false Localhost. Once a value is provided by any cmdlet, this value will become the default.
BearerToken Specifies the bearer token assigned to the calling user false false  

Input Type


You cannot pipe input into this cmdlet.

Return Values


The database connection string configured for the current Broker Service instance.


If the command fails, the following errors can be returned.
Error Codes
The database connection string for the Broker Service has not been specified.
You do not have permission to execute this command.
There was a problem communicating with the Citrix Delegated Administration Service.
There was a problem communicating with the remote service.
An unexpected error occurred. For more details, see the Windows event logs on the controller or the XenDesktop logs.


Example 1

C:\PS> Get-BrokerDBConnection -AdminAddress


Gets the database connection string in use by the Broker Service instance running on controller “”.