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Brandur
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Hi @jason13
As far as I can see, it should be possible.

The method below should work:

$Session = Get-RDMSession -Name 'RDPName'
$Session.MetaInformation.IP

Here is a list of all the available MetaInformation:
PasswordHistory :
CustomField1Hidden : False
CustomField2Hidden : False
CustomField3Hidden : False
CustomField4Hidden : False
CustomField5Hidden : False
IsHyperVServer : False
IsJumpHost : False
IsTerminalServer : False
IsVirtualMachine : False
IsVMwareServer : False
IsXenServer : False
JumpForceNewSession : False
JumpShowWaitDialog : True
AllowMultipleConnections : Default
ContactMode : Default
ContactType : Default
Gender : Unspecified
HyperVVersion : Default
VendorMode : Default
AgentConnectionTimeOut : -1
CPUCoreCount : 0
LogicalCPUCount : 0
SocketCount : 0
Address :
Architecture :
AssetTag :
BirthdayDateTimeString :
Blade :
BladeDetails :
Cell :
City :
Company :
ConnectionSubType :
ContactDomain :
ContactLinkID :
ContactUsername :
Country :
Cpu :
CustomerNumber :
CustomerNumberLabel :
CustomField1Title :
CustomField1Value :
CustomField2Title :
CustomField2Value :
CustomField3Title :
CustomField3Value :
CustomField4Title :
CustomField4Value :
CustomField5Title :
CustomField5Value :
Domain :
Drives :
Email :
Fax :
FirstName :
Hardware :
HypervisorParentID :
HypervisorParentName :
IP :
Keywords :
LastName :
MAC :
MachineName :
Manufacturer :
Memory :
MiddleName :
ModelInformation :
Monitors :
Notes :
OS :
Phone :
Prefix :
Rack :
SafeContactPassword :
SafePasswordHistory :
SerialNumber :
ServerHomePageUrl :
ServerRemoteManagementUrl :
ServerRemoteManagementUrlLabelOverride :
ServiceTag :
Site :
Skype :
Softwares :
State :
SupportServiceLevel :
Title :
Vendor :
VendorLinkID :
Version :
VirtualMachineName :
VirtualMachineType :
Website :
WorkPhone :
ZipCode :
CustomServerFeatureRoles :
ServerFeatureRoles :
Expiration :
LastLoadFromInventoryDate :
PurchaseDate :
Warranty :

Or am I misunderstanding something (wouldn't be the first time wink )?

//Brandur

2 mths Powershell Script to extract Metadata from sessions
Brandur
BrandurExpert user
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Merci beaucoup, mon ami wink

//Brandur

2 yrs Built-in SCP
Brandur
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Posts: 213

Hi
Please expand to support renaming of files and folders smile


And by the way, if I use drag&drop to copy remote file to local storage, I receive the following error:
"[Window Title]
Error Copying File or Folder

[Content]
Not implemented

[OK]"

If I right-click and Upload or Download it works.

//Brandur

2 yrs Built-in SCP
Brandur
BrandurExpert user
Posts: 213

Hi
(Before I start, please remember that this is "as usual" just me thinking out loud and certainly not ment as any kind of demand.)

Regarding the self-hosting of WaykDen.
Please remember that this would be a requirement for many of our financial customers (and even tho some of them can afford many things, they don't enjoy spending any money at all and are very easily swayed/convinced by the really big players in the market [they like rubbing elbows with important people]).

So please take extreme care how the licensing model it put together regarding this feature.
I personally believe this will be play a very big factor how all this is going to be adopted by many. I will try an explain how I would perfeer this to work.

A real world scenarios/challenge I'm imagining is:
We (a small IT company, we'll call it Itbest [fictional name]) have client A, B, C and have 5 RDM Enterprise lics. Now we want to purchase WaykNow to provide remote support for all of our clients. But client A, B has compliance requirements that states that there has to be 99,999% guarantee that all sessions connections have to be established in/trough there own hosted datacenter (they could be using VPN to do that before).
And of course for other clients, you would use your own WayekDen.

By this realistic example, we would need to begin with a minimum of 3 WaykDen's. 1. Our own / Client A / Client B. And the list would just grow for more financial clients.
If we are pay for every Den deployment, I can only imagine that it would become ver expensive if you are going to charge per WaykDen deployment. It would never become scalable

If you ask me, you should be able to create/spawn as many WaykDen's deployment's from your own one as you like.
For example: We purchase 1 WaykDen Server (example: wss://remote.itbest.com) that is self hosted and from that Den server installation we could create/spawn as many sub WaykDen's as we like (example: wss://clienta.remote.itbest.com / wss://clientb.remote.itbest.com...) and install them in our clients hosting centers and etc.

This way we could fulfil all the complected compliance demands by guaranteeing that the connection always goes through the clients own hosted (remote/or on-prem) network and everything was logged and could be audited.

Also it would be important that all the WaykDen server installations (spawned or not) should have a very clear and detailed logging to fulfil even the toughest compliance demands (everything should be logged and this should not be able to be turned off, especially on spawned WaykDen installations. Basically no setting could be changed on a spawned WayekDen, but rather all setting should be controlled centrally from the "mother" WaykDen). And the primary WaykDen (mother) should always have synced logs with all it's spawned children installations (if they lose connection they should sync up ASAP when connection was back). This should even be extended to log full video recordings of all sessions going through a WaykDen.
It would also be very important that the logging records cannot be changed in any way, shape or form under any circumstances... EVER (this goes, even for the owner of the data itself). Then it would just be up to the customer for how long these logs/session recordings should go back in time, and what quality the sessions should be recorded in and other settings.
(quick note. An option to receive alarms/notifications if specific settings are changed).
WaykNow /Den:
And one other major hindrance I see in WaykNow becoming a future favorit amongst IT people, is the licencing is not offered as a concurrent user licence.
This is very frustrating. I completely understand that you have to earn a living, but this is one of the things I love most about Bomgar. All licenses are concurrent, not named.
That means of course that everyone in the company can use the product (as per concurrent count of licences purchased). And not just specific people.
Maybe you could make an alternative license available that would cover concurrent lics. and they could perhaps have a higher price point to cover "a bit" of overhead /loss of income.
But it would most certainly draw many new customers in and loyal ones at that (just look at others doing this).

Hehe ok, this became a way longer post then intended.
Whatever direction Devolutions goes with this product, I'm sure I'll be following closely and using it wink
Have a great weekend smile

//Brandur

2 yrs Some technical and business thoughts regarding WaykNow, WaykDen and licensing
Brandur
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Posts: 213

I would agree that this is also an important point with all of our clients.
Especially because the users have never heard about Wayk Now and implicitly don't trust anything new (as they have been instructed by there IT departments).

This would ease a future migration a lot, away from competing products that users already are comfortable with and use remote clients that already contain customised logo, text and etc.

Just my 5 cents wink

//Brandur

2 yrs Branding Wayk Now
Brandur
BrandurExpert user
Posts: 213

Hakuna matata wink
As I mentioned earlier, I will use your suggested method from now on.

But the indicator functionality I would love to see in the future (would make it easier for our more novice RDM users to immediately understand how the credential format are being passed to the session and from where).

Thanks again.

//Brandur

4 yrs Domain variable not being passed to Web session
Brandur
BrandurExpert user
Posts: 213

Hubert,
Ok. If what you are saying is true. Then all my RDP sessions shouldn't work(resolve), because they are all setup in this manner. But they do smile
That is why I assumed (I know... Assuming is the mother of all fu*****) it should work for a Web session as well wink

But it's not that big of an issue. I just reported this, because it was not behaving the same for a RDP session as it did for a Web session(my OCD kicked in).
I can change my linked credential entry's to use {User}@{Domain} and remove the @$DOMAIN$ from the Username field.
It looks like a cleaner way of doing it anyways (just my old school way of thinking, from the RDM early days).

One thing tho, that is more of a practical thing. Is that when I get the credential prompt(I have "Always ask password")[shouldn't it say "Always ask for password"?]), there is no way for me to see in what format the login is happening in.
Is there any way you could consider adding some kind af visual pointer/hint how the username is going to be inputted/interpreted ({User}@{Domain} or {Domain}\{User}) and if it's reading it from the session og the Credential entry?

//Brandur

4 yrs Domain variable not being passed to Web session
Brandur
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Posts: 213

Hi Hubert
Thanks for you patience. and sorry for the late reply.

I duplicated my session and entered the login credentials including the variables into the web session directly. This works as you would expect.
So, I can only duplicate this bug, when using/retrieving the variable in/from the Credential entry (like in my first example).
Let me know if you need anything else from me.

P.S. On a side note, I can't seem to find the global setting for Username format. Where can I find this?

//Brandur

4 yrs Domain variable not being passed to Web session
Brandur
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Hi Erica
Thank you for getting back to me. I am aware of this option.
The issue is that this works if you do the same for a new RDP session. I'm already using this way with all my RDP sessions.
And now I wanted to to the same for my Web sessions and that apparently didn't work.
This is why I posted this under Bug Report.

What you are suggesting, I would consider as a workaround, not a solution to the issue i was having/seeing smile
Do you not see this as a bug?

What is very misleading as well, is that if I where to change the setting Username format to User@Domain, it's no reflected in the Credentials Dialog(I have most Credential sessions set to "Always ask for password"). The username field is filled out correctly as User@Domain.

I might consider changing everything, but it will not be right now. So I would appreciate if this could be looked into/fixed smile

P.S. On a side note, I can't seem to find the global setting for Username format(so I can avoid having to change this for all sessions)?

//Brandur

4 yrs Domain variable not being passed to Web session
Brandur
BrandurExpert user
Posts: 213

Hi and long time no see smile
I wanted to report a bug.

Create a Credential entry like below.
Name: Test cred
Username: asdf-%USERNAME%@$DOMAIN$
Password: 1234
Domain: internal.domain.local

Create a Web Browser session like below:
Name: Test Web session
Credentials: Credential repository - (Link to the newly created test cred)
Authentication mode: From
Web browser url: use any url that supports username and password input fields that you can leverage from "Html Control ID"(Username/Password ID)

What I expect is:
Username: asdf-fakeuser@internal.domain.local
Password: 1234

But what I get is:
Username: asdf-fakeuser@
Password: 1234


Can you replicate my bug?
Please let me know if you want more information.
(RDM 11.6.7.0)

Thank you

//Brandur

4 yrs Domain variable not being passed to Web session
Brandur
BrandurExpert user
Posts: 213

Ok. I understand.
Someone with a deeper knowledge of the workflow process has to answer this.

"...a point" is not intuitive to come across as you might think of it. Especially in writing(across none native English writers)!
If you would have been this specific in the first place, I wouldn't have commented on this thread.

I'm hope someone at Devolutions can help you out, with a more sufficient answer.

//Brandur

5 yrs Offline mode expiration - how it works
Brandur
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You should be safe.

http://help.remotedesktopmanager.com/index.html?datasource_offline.htm
"The offline mode file is first encrypted using our own private key mixed with some information taken from the local computer. This makes it impossible for a copy on another machine to be readable. By default it is also encrypted with Windows NTFS encryption. In this case, there is no key saved anywhere."

//Brandur

5 yrs Offline mode expiration - how it works
Brandur
BrandurExpert user
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Of course. I understand.
As long as RDM wonderfully auto-fills the fields for me, I don't care in which order they are presented in smile
Well, I'm off to enjoy my weekend(which will contain lots of beers) smile
Enjoy yours when it starts.

//Brandur

5 yrs Swap order of "Domain" and "Password" fields in "Prompt for Credentials" dialog
Brandur
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Posts: 213

I think he wants the Domain and Password fields to be swapped around(if I'm interpreting him correctly).
CredentialsDialog

//Brandur

5 yrs Swap order of "Domain" and "Password" fields in "Prompt for Credentials" dialog
Brandur
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Don't get me wrong. I do agree with you.
Have a nice weekend smile

//Brandur

5 yrs Active Directory Synchronizer feature requests
Brandur
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Posts: 213

Great input #ivorycruncher

But a LDAP filtering string would be great as an option as well.
I think it should be an option to edit/change that string.

There could be circumstances where one only wants to import computer objects that fulfil certain cafeterias that can be filtered by an LDAP import string(+would make the object import faster/more efficient).
Sure. There could be a check-box for those that don't need to change anything.

I'm just saying there are people that want to edit that LDAP import filter string(like me).

So, as default. A check-box would be good. But an advanced option for managing the LDAP import string, would be great smile

//Brandur

5 yrs Active Directory Synchronizer feature requests
Brandur
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Posts: 213

Agreed.
I run RDM as portable as well. And it's really annoying to have to depend on external plugins.
And often I find myself running RDM on PC where I only have User rights.
I'm keeping an eye out on this thread smile

P.S. RDM should have an option when asking if I really want to close it, if it should clean-up after itself(everything it wrote to local PC harddrive and registry). Maybe an advanced option.

Well, have a great weekend wink

//Brandur

5 yrs pop up windows in websites
Brandur
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I don't know if this helps you @Bin, but I just make up a naming standard/guideline(which I of just adapt to specific RDM installation/setup) when naming credential entry's.
Example1: "domainname.random1.random2.local - admin"
Example2: "Dell Blade M1000e - root"
Example4: "Icinga Monitoring - icingaadmin"
Example5: "Icinga Monitoring - root"

Works well in many setups I have done.
Well, it's just an idea smile

//Brandur

5 yrs How to add Username from Credentials to connection title
Brandur
BrandurExpert user
Posts: 213

Maybe just export data first, reinstall RDM and then import data again.
http://help.remotedesktopmanager.com/index.html?tipsandtricks_data_migration.htm

Hopefully this is what you are after.
If not, do tell.

//Brandur

5 yrs new pc: unclear how to move RDM to other pc
Brandur
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Posts: 213

Super.
I(and hopefully @Stefan as well) will test as soon as it's available.
Thank you.

//Brandur

5 yrs password generator - how to create a template for password which MUST contain something
Brandur
BrandurExpert user
Posts: 213

I don't think the PW generator respects some of the options as mandatory but random.
Upper/Lower-case (AFAICS) is always respected as mandatory but all the other options are random.

Hopefully this will be addressed sooner then later.

My logic would be as following:
If I have checkmarked [Special], then there should be minimum one special character. But if I wanted minimum two special characters in every generated PW, than that should be an option for this(and for all other options).

I don't know if that makes sense? My logic isn't always "that" logic wink

//Brandur

5 yrs password generator - how to create a template for password which MUST contain something
Brandur
BrandurExpert user
Posts: 213

You are right.
If I use the same options as you in my RDM client, I also get PW combinations that don't contain any numbers.
I usually use several other options and etc. So I have never noticed this error before.

I have no doubt that someone at Devolution will take a look when they have the time.
Good(and important) catch smile

//Brandur

5 yrs password generator - how to create a template for password which MUST contain something
Brandur
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Posts: 213

Hi Stefan
I use this generator as well. But I don't seem to have any issues.
I'm on version 10.5.4.0

What version are you running and could you maybe post screen-dump to show example.

//Brandur

5 yrs password generator - how to create a template for password which MUST contain something
Brandur
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Haha, just noticed this thread.
An honest mistake, but a damn funny one I must say smile

//Brandur

5 yrs Add group is disabled in sub groups
Brandur
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Just a suggestion.
I think SpiceWorks already has a dynamic network map/view. Maybe you could utilize this/there API somehow!
This might be a quicker implementation then the latter.

Ironically my boss asked me the other day if it was possible combining a dynamic Visio drawing and RDM smile
I just answered "No, but maybe one day" wink

//Brandur

5 yrs Ability to creatic a Visio Type Diagram of the network topology
Brandur
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Ok. It's going to take a while, but I can work with the Refactoring option.
Thank you @Maurice

//Brandur

5 yrs Option to copy/move sessions, and make it a Sub Connection under a current session(Vice Versa)
Brandur
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Hi
I was thinking about re-structuring our RDM tree.
We have many web-sessions that are grouped inside groups individually, but I would like to move/convert many of these sessions to Sub Connection under there respective server session.
This way I can avoid having to re-create all of them individually.
After this I would create short-cuts to the Sub-Connections inside new groups.

1. As it is now(AFAICS), you cannot copy/move a connection and make it a Sub Connection under a current connection.
2. As it is now(AFAICS), you cannot copy/move a Sub Connection and make it a normal connection.

Would it be possible to make these options available in RDM?
Thank you smile

//Brandur

5 yrs Option to copy/move sessions, and make it a Sub Connection under a current session(Vice Versa)
Brandur
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Posts: 213

Hi Manuel
What kind of data source are you using?
Which version/edition of RDM are you using?

//Brandur

5 yrs Local database password lost
Brandur
BrandurExpert user
Posts: 213

That sounds great.
I'm looking forward to test it.
Thank you and have a great weekend.

//Brandur

5 yrs Save currently opened connections as Play List
Brandur
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Posts: 213

Super.
When you get that far. Just post in this thread, if you want me to confirm/test anything.
Thank you.

//Brandur

5 yrs Save currently opened connections as Play List