User and System Requirements
- The RDP Bandwidth Monitor 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 tool for rdp bandwidth monitoring.
- If the remote machines are protected by the Windows Firewall, make sure you’ve allowed an exception for Remote Administration
How to Use the RDP Bandwidth Monitor 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 remote desktop 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 build an RDP log of RDP traffic.
Once you have added all of your computers to the list, click the “Monitor” button below. The RDP Bandwidth Monitor tool will then visit each computer in sequence to obtain all RDP bandwidth data. Once this data is displayed, you can adjust the sampling interval our remote desktop software uses to refresh its display with new RDP bandwidth data. Also, click the appropriate buttons as needed to export an RDP log of monitored traffic to a comma-delimited text file.
If you need a more comprehensive and automated way to monitor remote desktop traffic and build associated reports, please consider evaluating our Remote Desktop Reporter solution.