Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

How can I identify the source of recent remote desktop connections to my computer?

While at work I connected to my desktop there (XP SP3) from another system with files I want to access. I am now at home and connected to my desktop at work but I do not know the name of the other system there.

share|improve this question

You can view connections made in the event log. You should see the hostname of the connection, you can then use that and work backwards.

share|improve this answer
any details? which log? what source, type, category? – altendky May 12 '10 at 3:37
Security Log, the task category is "Logon". For remote logons you will see "WORKSTATION NAME" in the details. – May 12 '10 at 5:51

Depending on your settings the Event Viewer -> Security logs may have the information you need.

If you have a firewall and it logs connections, the information will be in there.

share|improve this answer
firewall was off, thanks for trying though – altendky May 12 '10 at 3:35

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .