Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Using RDP, you get a max number of sessions (2). If you try and connect to a session, given the right group policy settings, you get the "Reconnection" screen:

Windows Logon
Select a session to reconnect to

You already have active remote desktop connections on this company

-> Session loggin on for X days and Y hours
Disconnected for Z minutes

 -> Session loggin on for X days and Y hours
Disconnected for Z minutes

Is there a way to change the information about the sessions displayed on this window? I'd like to be able to show the source IP/Computer that the sessions are under.

share|improve this question
up vote 4 down vote accepted

On W2K8R2 you can run Remote Desktop Services Manager (which is available in Administrative Tools even without the RDS role installed) and connect to any other server. Once connected to the appropriate server you can right click a session and select Status from the context menu to see the status of the session, including the client name and ip address.

share|improve this answer
That's pretty much the information I'm after. Cheers. – glasnt Dec 19 '11 at 1:58
@glasnt Don't forget to upvote and mark the correct answer for the benefit of future readers. – Wesley Dec 19 '11 at 2:32
@WesleyDavid was going to, eventually :P Head-deep in powershell, getting this information out :D – glasnt Dec 19 '11 at 2:46

As for your actual question, I don't know of any setting to change what you want.

Maybe not quite what you're after, but RDCMan has baked in functionality to see what sessions are logged on to a server and where from (just right click on a server and choose List Sessions).

It's a pretty neat replacement for the RDP client built in to Windows too, and I find it invaluable when you've got more than a couple of servers to look after.

share|improve this answer
I had to use a computer without RDCMan the other day... if you RDP into more than 2-3 servers a day, it's worth trying it out. – Mark Henderson Dec 18 '11 at 23:38
I use for that - but I don't deal exclusively with one windows domain, so some of the RDCMan functionality isn't useful to me. – Driftpeasant Dec 19 '11 at 0:54

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.