How to monitor resources of users using RDP

MJ 40 Reputation points
2023-03-10T00:44:06.14+00:00

I purchased Windows 5 CALs.

So, at least 5 users will connect and use rdp. (5 concurrent users)

Is there a way to monitor how much each user uses at this time?

And I want to monitor resources such as CPU, Memory, etc. for each user.

Is there any other method besides Task Manager and Resource Monitoring?

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  1. Walisson Dias 316 Reputation points
    2023-03-10T01:00:32.34+00:00

    Hi @MJ

    If you need to track user's resource consumption on a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) environment, there are several tools available to help you do so. Microsoft's Remote Desktop Services Manager (RDSM) and third-party monitoring tools like SysKit Monitor or SolarWinds RMM offer real-time monitoring of user activity and resource usage by individual users.

    Windows Performance Monitor (Perfmon) can be used to track specific metrics such as CPU and memory usage by user sessions. These tools can provide valuable insights into how resources are being utilized by each user, and can help you identify and address any performance issues that may arise.

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  1. Adam J. Marshall 8,621 Reputation points MVP
    2023-03-16T00:17:09.23+00:00

    Windows CALs allow you to have users use "Windows Server" on whatever version the CALs were purchased for and below. Each user needs a Windows CAL for using ANY service of windows (DHCP/DNS/file shares, etc). Usually you buy 1 CAL for each user within the network.

    Windows RDS CALs are different - they are specifically for enabling an RDS Server to be accessed simultaneously by people - either in a RemoteApp Mode or an actual Remote Desktop mode. You need Windows RDS CALs ON TOP of Windows CALs.

    As for the monitoring, I'm interested to know too. I've only ever used Task Manager/Resource Monitoring on the RDS server itself.

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