Help for the Remote Desktop Process Manager Tool

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User and System Requirements

  • The Remote Desktop Process Manager tool requires the Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework, which (if needed) is installed as a prerequisite by the Remote Desktop Admin Toolkit installer.
  • You should hold Administrator rights on all machines you are targeting with this remote desktop management tool.
  • If the remote machines are protected by the Windows Firewall, make sure you’ve allowed an exception for Remote Administration

How to Use the Remote Desktop Process Manager Tool



To add computers, either type each computer name into the appropriate text field and click the button, or click the button to load the computer names from an RDAT file.


TIP 1: An RDAT file is a basic text file where each computer name is on a separate line, followed by a standard CRLF sequence. RDAT files are used to store Remote Desktop computer names for use in just about all Remote Desktop Admin Toolkit utilities. If you need to use this terminal server manager tool with a bunch of different computers, feel free to create an RDAT file yourself from any management software you already have in place that can export a list of domain or workgroup computers.


If you would like to save the current list of computers to an RDAT file, click the button. To remove one or more computers from the list, select them in the list, and then click the button.


TIP 2: If you save your RDAT file with the filename of “default.rdat” in the same directory where the Remote Desktop Admin Toolkit is installed, the computers in this file will be automatically loaded the next time you start this program to control processes via a remote desktop monitor.


Once you have added all of your computers to the list, click the “Scan” button below. The Remote Desktop Process Manager tool will then prompt you to enter in the name of the process you are looking for. If you want to return all processes running in all sessions, enter an asterisk “*” here. If you want to do substring matching, enter only part of the process name. For instance, “reg” would return regedit.exe and regedt32.exe. Once the process name has been entered, the Remote Desktop Process Manager and log terminal server software will visit each computer in sequence to obtain all information about matching processes found on each. Provided matching processes are found, those processes and each corresponding terminal server session will be displayed in a new window.



Before attempting to terminate multiple processes, make sure to select or deselect the processes first by checking/unchecking each one. To toggle the selection of all, use the “Check/Uncheck All” check box.


To terminate one or more processes, click the “Terminate Checked Processes” button.