I'm working from home and I sometimes forget to "punch in". A few hours down the road I'm wondering when I started work and I want to find out when my remote desktop connection has been established.

How to find that out on a Windows 10 machine?

Note: I cannot use user login times, as my user is always logged in and the desktop is merely in the locked state when I start my remote desktop session.

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Since your userid is always logged on to the remote device, use Event Viewer on your device. Open Event Viewer, expand Applications and Services , Microsoft, Windows, then Remote Desktop Connection, Session Services and see if that gives you your start times.

Edited to note "just" device to allow the device that gives the Event Viewer status

  • This log is unfortunately empty - do I have to enable something beforehand?,But your reply pointed me into the right direction. I can use the event viewer for TerminalServices-LocalSessionManager/Operational on my remote machine, which showed me the start time. (therefore: Upvoted but not marked as the accepted answer)
    – D.R.
    Oct 1, 2019 at 19:31
  • That serves as your answer then, because now you have your start time which is what you need. And by the way, in my first post by "local machine" I meant the machine where you see the event giving you the time
    – John
    Oct 1, 2019 at 19:36
  • @D.R. You can answer your own question if you wish, or John can modify their answer with the solution.
    – Moab
    Oct 1, 2019 at 20:06

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