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Remote process on windows: name of users

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Heloo,

We have a lot of RDS servers, and are used to kill porcess for a user.

In the remote programs shortcut, you show the ID of the session, if you could put the name of the user connected, it will be a great functionnality.


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Clock2 yrs

Hi,
Could you post a print screen of the dialog you are talking about?

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David Hervieux

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Clock2 yrs

Hello,

I talk of remote program > remote process
Here's the screenshot

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Clock2 yrs

Thank you. I will assign this to one of our dev and we will check if we have this information in the returned value.

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David Hervieux

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Clock2 yrs

Hello,

We can't retrieve this information from a remote machine.

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Samuel Baker

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Clock2 yrs

Just in case I think you can't directly have this info.
But you can query the server for the session name

You get session ID by one command, and you need another command to map username to ID
For exemple qwinsta

I understand it' s a big change.
Thanks for looking.

Clock2 yrs

The GetOwner method is not as reliable on a remote connection. It also adds a query to each process which takes a significant amount of time. We would have to add a details button or something similar to display it or take up a lot more time to the loading process. I could add an option to the list but I can't garantee the results.

Samuel Baker

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Clock2 yrs

Yes, but what i was thinking of was:

On a refresh: (or a button show user)
Get all process(once)-> table in memory
Get list of user and their ID (once) -> table in memory
Show on the GUI with the username (union of tables)

So you have just to query once

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Clock2 yrs

The WTS/RDS api's should be able to do what you guys are talking about? (I've scripted some of this a long time ago in Citrix environments, but the core of it is still the same..)..

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa383464(v=vs.85).aspx

The WTSEnumerateProcessesEx function should let you do this.. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee621013(v=vs.85).aspx

Unless I'm just missing something.. (entirely possible :-)

David F.

Clock2 yrs

Hello,

Although this could work we are currently using WMI so it is not usable with our architecture at this moment.

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Samuel Baker

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Clock2 yrs

Without WMI is difficult to send the different credentials if the default user does not work.

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David Hervieux

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Clock2 yrs

The query commands shouldn't require alternate credentials (i.e. quser.exe, qwinsta.exe, qprocess.exe).. these all use those WTS api calls, and I know the commands don't require any special authentication or alternate credential within the domain (regular user rights are plenty).. So, given that, you could theoretically use the stored credential for the connection to run those API calls and get the information..

David F.

Clock2 yrs

Hi,
You mean that even a low privilege user is able to get this information? By the way it's not possible to use the credentials from the connection since their is no way to send the authentication information to the API.

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David Hervieux

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Clock2 yrs

Yes.. a low privileged user can get that information easily.

The only thing I can think of as far as the stored user would be to establish an IPC connection to the server first with the stored credentials, and then you could issue the API calls, or submit the calls into the existing connected session, but I'm sure that would be harder..

The primary issue would be if the RDM session didn't have direct network access to the remote servers, and only had RDP/ICA access, since you wouldn't have any access beyond the RDP/ICA protocol. If that is the only access, you'd need a virtual channel setup, which obviously gets *way* more complicated, and introduces a server side agent that would be needed.


But a service installed on the same network as the RDP/Citrix farm, could gather that information and make it available to RDM.. That might be a great optional component..

David F.

Clock2 yrs

Thank you for your information. I think we could add an option to use WMI or WTS or try the other option if the first one fail. What do you think?

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David Hervieux

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Clock2 yrs

I think it'd be a great idea :-)

David F

Clock2 yrs