In order to monitor XenDesktop machines without any agents installed, our software requires to Allow Remote RPC traffic in order to get the data from the client machine. After you enable this you will be able to connect and capture data from the XenDesktop machines completely offloading processing to the SysKit box.
The easiest way to perform this is via the group policy. We will create either new policy or update existing and the change will propagate to clients. In this example we will create a new policy called AllowRemoteRPC.
- We will assume all the XenDesktop Machines are within the same organization unit, so let’s right click on the OU XenDesktop and then select “Create a GPO in this domain, and Link it here”.
- Name the policy somehow descriptive like AllowRemoteRPC-forXenDesktop.
- Right click on the newly created policy and click Edit.
- Group policy management editor will open – navigate to Computer Configuration > Preferences > Windows Settings > Registry.
- Now right click on the Registry > New > Registry Item.
- In the key path navigate to SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server and set Value data to decimal 1.
- Confirm everything and that’s it, now SysKit is able to get the data from XenDesktop machines as well.
What you need to do now is to go back to the SysKit application and add extra machines you want to monitor.