Solved

Server 2012 + shadow remote servers

Posted on 2015-02-19
4
99 Views
Last Modified: 2015-02-23
I have about 10 new 2012r2 servers. They are all functioning as terminal servers.

Is there a way to group all servers and allow me shadow the users connected to those server.
(Like Remote desktop services manager on server 2008r2).

The servers are from differentent clients so I cannot add them to the same server pool or session broker (I think?).

I have managed to see who is connected to a certain server if I log on to that specific server.
I have made, for a example on server1, a session collection that includes server 1. From there I can shadow the sessions on server 1.

is there a way to add server 2-10 to that collection without being in the same session broker?

I'd rather not use third party software unless I have to.
This might be a stupid question, or I may be doing something very wrong.
0
Comment
Question by:Itxx
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:Philip Elder
ID: 40620393
Are they all part of the same domain?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Itxx
ID: 40620616
Yes they are
0
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
Mahesh earned 500 total points
ID: 40620699
So you have created multiple session collections for different-different 2012 RDS severs if I am not wrong ?

In that case session broker is single only, no matter how many session collections you define

Only thing I doubt you can pull all servers under one root to manage shadow sessions

U need to navigate to each session collection in same console to manage shadow sessions on servers

U might use command line options
Mstsc.exe [/shadow:sessionID [/v:Servername] [/u:[Username]] [/control] [/noConsentPrompt]]

/shadow:ID Starts shadow with the specified sessionID.
/v:servername If not specified, will use the current server as the default.
/u:username If not specified, the currently logged on user is used.
/control If not specified, will only view the session.
/noConsentPrompt Attempts to shadow without prompting the shadowee to grant permission.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2013/10/22/windows-8-1-windows-server-2012-r2-rds-shadowing-is-back.aspx
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Itxx
ID: 40625184
Thanks for the answer.
I do not understand why they would have removed the terminal services manager but I guess there's a reason.

Anyone have any good tips for third party software that has the same functionality?
0

Featured Post

NEW Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

Backup and recover physical and cloud-based servers and workstations, as well as endpoint devices that belong to remote users. Avoid downtime and data loss quickly and easily for Windows-based physical or public cloud-based workloads!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The reason that corporations and businesses use Windows servers is because it supports custom modifications to adapt to the business and what it needs. Most individual users won’t need such powerful options. Here I’ll explain how you can enable Wind…
What to do when Windows Update is not working correctly? What tools can I use to detect the cause of the malfunction problem? What does this numeric error code mean? These and other questions that you have been asking in the past are answered here (…
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how they can get their files copied out from their unbootable system without need to use recovery services. As an example non-bootable Windows 2012R2 installation is used which has boot problems.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing of Data Protection Manager on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2, including the prerequisites. Microsoft .Net 3.5 is required. To install this feature, go to Server Manager…

713 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question