RDP Bandwidth Monitor Now Available

Recently, we added a new free tool to our Remote Desktop Admin Toolkit – the RDP Bandwidth Monitor!

Lots of terminal server admins want to monitor remote desktop bandwidth, so we fashioned a simple little utility to track the bandwidth consumed by one or more user sessions on one or more terminal servers. The full help on the tool is available here, but here are the basics on how it works:

Step 1 – Tell the RDP Bandwidth Monitor about which servers you want to view bandwidth statistics on, then click “Monitor.”  Of course, if you’ve already built an RDAT file with computer names for other tools in our Toolkit, those computer names should populate automatically.

Step 2 – Sit back, and watch all the RDP Traffic statistics update in the window.  You can control how frequently the terminal servers are polled for new bandwidth data, and even export the current bandwidth data to a CSV file for later review.  Our RDP Bandwidth Monitor tool also will conveniently aggregate bandwidth metrics by server in the lower listview for your convenience.

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Of course, if you’d like to collect this bandwidth data automatically so you can produce recurring reports, please download our full Remote Desktop Reporter solution.  Remote Desktop Reporter ver 1.2 currently ships with 3 reports that target RDP Bandwidth Consumption:

1.)   Bandwidth Consumption By Server (Daily)
2.)   Bandwidth Metrics By Server
3.)   Bandwidth Metrics By User

Here’s an example of the RDP Bandwidth Metrics By User Report:

Tracking Terminal Server Session Bandwidth
Sample Report – Session Bandwidth by User

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Click here to download the current version of the Remote Desktop Admin Toolkit, which includes the RDP Bandwidth Monitor.

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