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Terminal Services...Can't find a way to monitor activity

Posted on 2006-07-14
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Is it possible to monitor Remote Desktop connection activity? It doesn't seem to show up in the standard logs.

I'd like to be able to see who logged on and when over a given time period (of a week, for example).

Thanks!
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Question by:bricar1
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by:NJComputerNetworks
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Check the System Log and Security log in Event viewer.
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by:BLipman
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Here is a way:

How to Configure Terminal Services Session Directory Service
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;301923
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There's the system monitor:  http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/9aa3769d-f7b0-4c7e-bafe-5d3e57f089a81033.mspx

But I've always found that to be a pain to use.  There are a number of 3rd party tools that will monitor things for you:
http://www.msterminalservices.org/software/Monitoring-&-management most have free trials, but I tend to like the tools offered by www.SysInternals.com

Jeff
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by:bricar1
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Wow...just tried Sysinternals and site was down. Found out that it sucked into the MS vortex. I guess every good thing must come to an end.
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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No, it's just been overloaded since the MS announcement.

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