monitor software usage on remote desktop server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, Is it possible to monitor software usage on remote desktop server (or Terminal server on 2003) with SCE 2010? If not, can it be done with the full blown version of OpsMgr?


    Friday, October 21, 2011 10:47 PM

All replies

  • Hi,


    If what you would monitor is about Terminal Service, please try Terminal Services Management Pack:


    Terminal Services Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007



    Meanwhile, would you please let us know more details about how you monitor the software? If you want to monitor software on its process, please also refer to:


    How to Create a Process Monitor



    Monitor a process in Operations Manager 2007 using a script


    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.


    Hope this helps.



    Leon Liu - Technical Lead
    Monday, October 24, 2011 6:15 AM
  • Thanks,

    Specifically, I would like to monitor the software usage, e.g. number of user accessing the software and how often the software were used, for individual software.


    Monday, October 24, 2011 1:07 PM




    The monitoring also depends on the software itself. Could you please let us know how to get related information about software access or usage, such as via on Registry, process or some queries, etc.?  


    In addition, please also see if the following method can meet your requirements:


    Enable auditing on the specific object:


    Audit object access



    Create a monitor or rule based on the auditing Event:


    How to Create a Simple Windows Event Unit Monitor in Operations Manager 2007



    How to Create an Alert Generating NT-Event-Log-Based Rule in Operations Manager 2007





    Leon Liu - Technical Lead
    Tuesday, October 25, 2011 3:32 AM
  • My intention is to do some software auditing on the RDS server, e.g. how often the application is used, how many user has used it and etc. I don't know what is the best approach. That's why I am looking into SCE and see if it has any function that can achieve that.



    Tuesday, October 25, 2011 8:09 PM