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I have a farm of remote access servers for my user population and I need to create a historical report of usage. Is there a way to retrieve historical data from Windows 2008r2 that will show who has been connecting through the remote desktop session on these servers?
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You can get login data from the security log on the DC and the system depending on the size of the log.

For future use, you should setup a RDP user GPOS that runs a login/logout script recording it in a file or in a database.

Using snmp with evntwin you can map a event log event to an snmptrap that will be sent to an smtp trap server.  Setting up event log forwarders to a central event collector, you can then use splunk to collect/search/report on these events.
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This guy wrote a little script that does some of what you are looking for.
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thanks for the comments. Lionelmm where can I find the script you are referring to?
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I am so sorry I can't find it. It was a batch script. So spent quite some time trying to find it again, using my history with no luck. So did a search and came across this one. Will keep looking because the other one because I want to use it myself. My apologies. http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/6a6a6b50-577b-49fd-9432-aa679e41361c. This is not historical so I suggest you run it on scheduled basis and create reports each time it runs--thereby the reports become your historical data.
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