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How to view users connected to a 2012 r2 session host server

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Greetings experts,

How do I view users connected to a 2012 r2 session host server?

I guess the old session manager has gone away, is there an easy way to show a list of users on a RDS 2012?  

If so, can I send messages to the users, like I could in 2008?

thank you,
Kacey
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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Get-RemoteAccessConnectionStatistics

GUI

To monitor remote client activity and status

    In Server Manager, click Tools, and then click Remote Access Management.
    Click REPORTING to navigate to Remote Access Reporting in the Remote Access Management Console.  Click Remote Client Status to navigate to the remote client activity and status user interface in the Remote Access Management Console.  You will see the list of users who are connected to the Remote Access server and detailed statistics about them. Click the first row in the list that corresponds to a client. When you select a row, the remote user activity is shown in the preview pane.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj574093.aspx

msg.exe still works
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by:kaceyjames
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Hi David,  Thank you for the comment.

I went to the Server manager and the remote access management tool was not there

Also that command did not work in the PS.  

Do I need to install Remote Access from Roles on the server?  Was about to try it, but it installs all the web features and wasn't sure if I needed to.  If I do need to install, do I choose all three options?  
Thank you for your help,
Kacey



Here is the error from the command:

PS C:\Users\Administrator.000> Get-RemoteAccessConnectionStatistics
Get-RemoteAccessConnectionStatistics : The term 'Get-RemoteAccessConnectionStatistics' is not recognized as the name
of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included,
verify that the path is correct and try again.
At line:1 char:1
+ Get-RemoteAccessConnectionStatistics
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (Get-RemoteAccessConnectionStatistics:String) [], CommandNotFoundExcepti
   on
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException
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ok, I think I must have asked a confusing question.  I think I received an answer to direct connect, which it looks like is different than remote desktop server / terminal server.  I know I'm confused.  

I found where you view the connect users:
1. open server manager
2. click remote desktop services
3. go to your collections - you will see the active users, and you can right click on a user and log them off.

There doesn't seem to be a messaging function in here, like there used to be.. does anyone know how to message the users without using the command line?

Also does anyone know how to select more than one user so I can log off multiple users who are disconnected?  (save time).. I tried ctl-a, I tried holding the clt button and the shift button as well.

Thanks for any help.. seems like the remote desktop admins are sparse.. anyone know of a good book on this stuff?

Thanks,
Kacey
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by:kaceyjames
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Figured it out on my own.  Was not able to figure out how to send messages to multiple people at the same time.
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