Monitor the existing load on the Remote Access server
Published: August 10, 2012
Updated: August 10, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2
The term Load refers to the statistics relating to the number of connections on the Remote Access server. Following are the steps required to track the load on the Remote Access server.
You can use the monitoring dashboard available in the management console on the Remote Access server to view the load statistics on the server, or you can use Performance Monitor counters to track the statistics.
|You must be logged on as a member of the Domain Admins group or a member of the Administrators group on each computer to complete the tasks described in this guide. If you cannot complete a task while you are logged on with an account that is a member of the Administrators group, try performing the task while you are logged on with an account that is a member of the Domain Admins group.|
In Server Manager click Tools and then click Remote Access Management.
Click DASHBOARD to navigate to Remote Access Dashboard in the Remote Access Management Console.
On the monitoring dashboard, notice the Remote Client Status tile within the Server Status tile. This tile lists the total remote clients connected, total DirectAccess clients connected, maximum users connected in last 24 hours, and so on.
You can click Refresh under Tasks in the right pane to reload the health status. You can change the default refresh interval by clicking Configure Refresh Interval under Tasks.
Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Performance Monitor.
Under Performance in the tree, click Performance Monitor
Click the Add counter button denoted by a green cross icon in the Performance Monitor toolbar.
From the list of Available Counters, select all the counters in the RAS and RAmgmtsvc categories, and then click Add>>.
Again, from the list of Available Counters, select all the counters in the IPsec Connections category, and then click Add>>.
Clock OK to add the selected counters in the Performance Monitor console for tracking.
Performance Monitor will now graphically show the selected server load statistics.
Windows PowerShell equivalent commands
The following Windows PowerShell cmdlet or cmdlets perform the same function as the preceding procedure. Enter each cmdlet on a single line, even though they may appear word-wrapped across several lines here because of formatting constraints.