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I have 4 thin client servers that are connected to a load balancer.

thin_client1

thin_client2

thin_client3

thin_client4

load_balancer

When I RDP to the load_balancer it picks one of the 4 thin_clients and redirects the rdp to that server. My question is; is there any way for me to tell which server I get connected to?

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Try hostname.exe on the appropriate server to get the server name you are logged in.

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Is there a way to remotely run that without knowing the server name already?

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

You should be able to retrieve the hostname from the window title.

$$sComputer = _GetRemoteConnectionTitle()
MsgBox(4096, "Remote Computer Name", $sComputer)

Func _GetRemoteConnectionTitle()
    $sTitle = WinGetTitle("[CLASS:TscShellContainerClass]")
    $aResult = StringRegExp($sTitle, "(?i)(.+)s-sremote desktop connection", 3)
    If @error Then Return SetError(1, 0, "")
    Return $aResult[0]
EndFunc
Edited by zorphnog

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You should be able to retrieve the hostname from the window title.

$$sComputer = _GetRemoteConnectionTitle()
MsgBox(4096, "Remote Computer Name", $sComputer)

Func _GetRemoteConnectionTitle()
$sTitle = WinGetTitle("[CLASS:TscShellContainerClass]")
$aResult = StringRegExp($sTitle, "(?i)(.+)s-sremote desktop connection", 3)
If @error Then Return SetError(1, 0, "")
Return $aResult[0]
EndFunc

This won't work as I'm going through a load balancer; the load balancer name appears in the rdp title.

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Have you tried running hostname.exe on the server you're connected to?


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Have you tried running hostname.exe on the server you're connected to?

Yes, I can run hostname manually in the rdp window but I do not see a way to do this through script?

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You'd have to run the script on the server you're connected to. Unless the load balancer has some way of telling you which server it chooses, then you're limited to running the scripts on the server itself.


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You'd have to run the script on the server you're connected to. Unless the load balancer has some way of telling you which server it chooses, then you're limited to running the scripts on the server itself.

Yeah, that was my initial thought but I was hopeful someone here would have some alternative.

The reason I was trying to do this is because I have a script that starts x number of remote desktop sessions and then schedules a task (another script) to start on that remote session (why I need the hostname).

Guess I'll have to figure out another way of doing it!

Thanks for the responses.

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There are several WMI classes you can use with Remote Desktop Connection Broker (Terminal Services Session Broker) if that is what your load balancing server is. Perhaps using WMI and the Win32_SessionDirectorySession on the load balancing server? One caveat to querying a session though. Something like:

Dim $objWMIService, $oSessions

$objWMIService = ObjGet("winmgmts:.rootcimv2")
If @error Then
    MsgBox(4096, "RDP Session", "ERROR - Could not get WMIService.")
    Exit(1)
EndIf
$oSessions = $objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_SessionDirectorySession WHERE UserName='<UserName>' AND DomainName='<DomainName>'")
If IsObj($oSessions) Then
   For $oSessItem In $oSessions
      $sMsg = StringFormat("ServerIPAddress: %snServerName: %snSessionID: %snSessionState: %sn", _
         $oSessItem.ServerIPAddress, $oSessItem.ServerName, $oSessItem.SessionID, $oSessItem.SessionState)
      MsgBox(4096, "RDP Session", $sMsg)
   Next
Else
   MsgBox(4096, "RDP Session", "ERROR - Session query execution failed.")
EndIf
$oSessions = 0
$objWMIService = 0

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