Is there windows log (file, registry, event log) where can I find information about outgoing RDP connection?

I'm looking for information like:

  • destination host (ip/hostname)
  • connection time
  • session duration
  • was connection successful?
  • how it was closed?

Important: This is reverse of Is there a log file for RDP connections? which is about incoming connection.


10:00 failed login to server X (authorization error)
10:01 successful login to server X (01:12:00)
12:31 successful login to server Y (00:05:41)
15:11 successful login to workstation iii.iii.ii.ii (00:10:10)
  • Possible duplicate of Is there a log file for RDP connections?
    – Moab
    Jun 12, 2018 at 12:57
  • @Moab: The other is for incoming connections, while the poster asks about outgoing ones.
    – harrymc
    Jun 12, 2018 at 13:56
  • If there is a log generated by windows it would have in and out connections. The question titles are an exact match. Is there an RDP log file?
    – Moab
    Jun 12, 2018 at 16:38

2 Answers 2


The outgoing connections are stored in "Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-RDPClient%4Operational.evtx"

The incoming connections are stored in different log files, as the OP suggests.


You can also check the windows event logs:security EventID 4648, which records Logins using explicit credentials. If someone logs in to a remote computer from a host using rdp, it will generate EventId 4648 where the TargetComputerName is the remote host.

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