Monitor RDP login from another computer

Ted Penner
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I have a developer that works continuously on some 5 or so files via an RDP link through Windows 10 or higher.

I need to know via email and/or text message each time he logs in using RDP.

Any assistance in figuring out how to do this is greatly appreciated.
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Bill BachPresident and Btrieve Guru

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Is this a standalone workstation or a domain-controlled environment?  If the latter, then setting up a login script to shoot out an Email when the given user signs on should be easy enough.  This can easily be done with a command-line tool like BLAT, or a few lines of PowerShell or VBScript.
"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015
Commented:
That would only fire on login. But you can set up a scheduled task triggered by a login event - which is fired each time the user connects to RDP. The action remains the same: Windows batch with BLAT, PowerShell script, ...
Ted PennerSoftware Engineer

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Commented:
Decided to go with TeamViewer for more control and visibility.

Thanks for the suggestions.
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015

Commented:
TeamViewer just allows to keep a log file of connections and file transfers. If that is sufficient for you, ok. But using TeamViewer is not the same as RDP, and I really prefer RDP over TV, for a lot of reasons. E.g. because TV has to go thru a TV server if only HTTP(s) can be used instead of the proprietary TV port.

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