View & Reset Disconnected RDP Sessions

This is an interactive task for auditing & resetting disconnected RDP sessions on a Windows Server.

It requires a local or domain account with the permissions to view & reset RDP sessions.


Required Vault Details

Windows Server

  • IP/DNS address of a Windows Server
  • Username
  • Password

As this is a privileged task, the credentials used must have permission to view & reset RDP sessions.

PPA will add these to Vault for you when you first run the task (see Vault Config Wizard for more).

What the Task Does

Once started, this task allows the operator to:

  • View disconnected RDP sessions
  • Choose sessions to reset (if any)
  • Confirm the selection & reset the sessions
  • View an updated list of disconnected RDP sessions (optional)

Powershell Remoting (WinRM)

This task uses Powershell Remoting over WinRM to connect to the Windows Server.

See this Microsoft article for more information on how to securely enable WinRM.

Connection Settings

By default this playbook will:

  • Use SSL when connecting to the Windows server
  • Validate the Windows server certificate

You can change these settings on lines 8 & 9 of the playbook:

  use_ssl: true  # Set to false if using WinRM over HTTP.
  validate_cert: true  # Set to false if your Windows Server uses self-signed certificates.
View playbook on Github
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