RDS 2012 Reporting


We have a client of ours looking to allow users to work remotely.  We know that we can run the task manager to see who is connected/disconnected and we can hop on a session, but is there any reporting out of RDS on this information or idle time?
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Robin CMSenior Security and Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
In the connection broker SQL database there's a view called dbo.Shadowing that lists the current user sessions. It doesn't tell you much detail though. You can get more detail from the table dbo.Session.

From an RDS server you can use the PowerShell cmdlet Get-RDUserSession to see similar info.

Or you can use good old quser ( aka query user), which you can also use remotely:
quser /server:<server name>

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posaeAuthor Commented:
Thanks robincm.  Does this keep historical data or is it just live data?
Robin CMSenior Security and Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
It's live data.
Robin CMSenior Security and Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
Incidentally, if you've not noticed, parsing the output from quser can be a bit of a pain as the rows don't have the same data in if a session is disconnected.
Robin CMSenior Security and Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
There's also a WMI provider, but I've not (yet) got around to trying to get anything useful out of it.
Info here https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa383511(v=vs.85).aspx
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