Opened Sessions

The Opened Sessions tab shows currently running sessions by type and for the local machine only. The Opened Sessions can be accessed from the Navigation pane menu.

Opened Sessions Tab
Opened Sessions Tab

It is also located in the Panels section of the View tab in the Ribbon.

Opened Sessions Button
Opened Sessions Button

You can give the focus to an opened session by double-clicking it from the list. All of the embedded sessions are listed and the external sessions will appear if Remote Desktop Manager is able to discover the specific type of session.

Opened Sessions can be sorted by types:

Running sessions (Local)

Local Opened Sessions
Local Opened Sessions

Running sessions (Global)

With the SQL Server data sources, you can monitor currently running sessions, provided they have been opened within Remote Desktop Manager.

Global Opened Sessions
Global Opened Sessions

For many reasons beyond our control, it is possible for a session to be terminated without Remote Desktop Manager being aware that this has occurred. This can happen, for example, if Remote Desktop Manager is not running when another application ends. Therefore, any terminated session will remain listed in the log. You may manually mark it as closed via the contextual menu by selecting Flag as Closed.

To review a detailed log, double click on a session entry.

Hidden Session tab

Some sessions, like SSH Port Forward, can be hidden from the dashboard when the connection is established. When these sessions are hidden, they are not displayed in the Local Sessions. Select Hidden Sessions from the combo box above the entry list to display hidden sessions only.

Local Sessions / Hidden Sessions
Local Sessions / Hidden Sessions

VPN Groups (opened)

Sessions can be configured to use a VPN Group. When multiple sessions are using the same VPN group, it will appear in this section with the number of opened connections using that same group.

VPN Groups
VPN Groups

Entry States

You can see the status of the entries in the selected database. There are different viewing options. You can choose to show entries from all users and checked out, locked, or running entries.

Different Viewing Options
Different Viewing Options

Notes

  • Remote Desktop Manager tries to detect opened sessions even if they were not launched from the application. It uses the name of the process to accomplish this task.
  • VPN sessions do not appear in the list.