The ability to audit and monitor user activity on your Windows Servers is key to knowing what is going on in your Windows environment. There are many reasons to monitor user activity.
First, monitoring user sessions on Remote Desktop Services allows you to get detailed session logs for selected users; these logs include data on a session’s start and end times and the user’s total time spent on the system in each session state (active, idle, remote, and disconnected). User Reports provide access information, giving you detailed insights on who is connected, from which computer(s) they connected, when they connected, how long they were connected, etc. These reports display user activities over the course of one day or the selected Date Range. You can also configure payroll calculations for employees using data gathered by SysKit.
Second, monitoring a user’s application usage provides data such as the number of application instances and the total time the users spent using a particular application on Remote Desktop Services. You can also keep track of the number of concurrent application instances per user during each hour over the course of one day or a selected Date Range. Application Reports provide application usage information, giving you detailed insights into which application the user used, which computer(s) the user used it on, the total and average time spent using an application in each session state (Active and Idle), etc.
In the fourth part of the training you can learn about monitoring user activities and application usage.
- Where can I view the most active users by time spent on the system?
- Where can I view a detailed session log for a specific user?
- Where can I track the bandwidth usage for each user?
- Where can I view the most used applications?
- Where can I track which user used a specific application as well as when and for how long the user used it?
- Where can I view the number of concurrent application instances for a specific application per day?