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Windows 7: Windows 7 RDC; How to warn current user of remote login with timeout?

11 May 2017   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Windows 7 RDC; How to warn current user of remote login with timeout?

We currently use remote desktop for our work machines for ease of product testing. While it works as it should, there is one irritation that I cannot find a solution for. Perhaps someone can assist with this.

Scenario: We test electronic products in a clean-room using various test equipment and laptops. Some testing requires logging of test data and some manual inputs but not always at the same time. The manager needs to be able to see the current stage of testing at periodic intervals for scheduling. Sometimes when this is required, the technician is not available at the workstation and the manager can logon. Sometimes though the technician is currently filling in test data and gets booted off the workstation.

Current behavior: Current user is logged on and working. Remote logon attempt is made and completed, booting out the current user. Critical test data can be lost.

Desired behavior: While the current user is logged on to the machine, if a remote desktop request/attempt is made to warn the user that this is so and deny the attempt. But if he is not present, then a request for logon has a timeout that then allows the remote user to logon.

Now, I know that one can set the timed request for default remote connection but sometimes the user is absent from the machine and the remote viewer wants to connect, so having an accept request is not possible.
Is there such a thing native to Win7 remote features that can allow this?
Is there a 3rd party program that can fulfill this funtion?
Or are things like TightVNC a better option?


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