Update: There have been subsequent releases of Remote Desktop Reporter since this announcement. For the latest information, visit the Remote Desktop Reporter product page.
RDPSoft is proud to announce the introduction of Version 1.1 of its Remote Desktop and Terminal Server Reporting utility, RDPSoft Remote Desktop Reporter! Here are a few of the feature highlights found in this release:
The RDPSoft Remote Desktop Reporter is a specially designed Windows utility that:
- Polls and collects information about Remote Desktop sessions from one or more computers on your network.
- Provides a reporting engine so that you can produce both on-demand and scheduled reports covering a wide variety of user and server activity.
- Provides a rich filtering interface that you can use to reduce the volume of information in your reports.
After installation, you start by telling it which servers and workstations on your network you would like to poll for Remote Desktop / Terminal Server information. You can control how frequently this polling is done – the default is every 2 minutes. The RDPSoft Remote Desktop Reporter Service actually conducts the polling in an agentless fashion – you simply assign this service an account that has rights to poll this information from computers over the network. There is no need to deploy agent services on each polled computer.
By default, RDPSoft Remote Desktop Reporter’s installation package installs a separate, special instance of Microsoft SQL Server Express. For most networks, this should provide plenty of storage for periodic reporting. However, you can also specify a separate, non-local Microsoft SQL Server if you already have a dedicated database server on your network when you first setup the software.
Version 1.1 of RDPSoft Remote Desktop Reporter contains over 15 reports across the following categories:
- User Session Activity (Who is logging on where, how long they are logged on, their ratio of active to idle time in their sessions, etc).
- Program Tracking (What programs each user is running, how frequently they run the programs, the most frequently run programs, etc).
- Hourly User Activity (See a breakdown, hour by hour, of when your Remote Desktop users are active, idle, or disconnected.)
- User Productivity (Quickly build a robust estimate of each user’s productivity across all Remote Desktop sessions they are connected to).
- Client Workstations and Addresses (Track the client workstation names and IP addresses your users are connecting from).
- Display Metrics (Determine the most frequently used screen resolutions and color depth your users utilize).
- Bandwidth Metrics (Find out, by server and by user, which users are consuming the most bandwidth in their RDP sessions).
- Load Factors (For each server, evaluate the biggest performance constraint for a given time period – such as CPU utilization, memory utilization, etc).
- Performance Metrics (Track things like – Average Number of Sessions Per Day, Average Number of Sessions Per Hour, Average Number of Disconnected Sessions, Average Capacity for Additional Sessions, etc).
All reports can be scheduled, on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. In addition, you can optionally choose a filter to limit the data contained in the report. Furthermore, all Remote Desktop Reporter reports can be produced in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or PDF format – and – you can schedule the same report to be produced in multiple formats.
Should you wish to have your scheduled reports automatically emailed, simply supply the address of an SMTP server to relay mail through and the email address(es) of the parties who should receive the reports.