how do we audit remote desktop


Cort Fritz


I have a partner who is using Remote Desktop extensively
to manage their many computers. They want to be able to
audit the use of Remote Desktop. Any suggestions?


Jeffrey Randow (MVP)

It is possible with Windows 2003 Server, but I am not sure about XP's
Remote Desktop...

From the Security Focus Mailing List:
Win2003 Server *does* indeed log the client IP for terminal
desktop. It is logon type 10, and it logs the IP under
"SourceNetworkAddress." Of course, you have to have to enable auditing
logons in the event logs....

Jeffrey Randow (Windows Net. & Smart Display MVP)
(e-mail address removed)

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of all USENET users. Messages sent via email may or may not
be answered depending on time availability....

Remote Networking Technology Support Site -
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Windows XP Expert Zone -
Jul 28, 2011
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