Quickly check RDS Remote Control Settings

by Freek Berson [Published on 22 Feb. 2012 / Last Updated on 27 March 2013]

WMI command to check the Remote Control Settings for Remote Desktop Services.

Remote Control (often called Shadowing) of a user session on Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is a technique to interact with the user session. This allows for example a helpdesk to helpout an enduser with a questionor issue. Remote Control can be disabled in several places using GPO, manual settings within the RDP-tcp properties or even on the user properties in Active Directory.

You can use the following WMI command to check the Remote Control Settings:

get-wmiobject -namespace "root\cimv2\terminalservices" -class Win32_TSRemoteControlSetting

Take a look at the output properties Levelofcontrol, PolicySourceLevelOfControl and RemoteControlPolicy.

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