Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Download Pick: TSSelfServReset Allow Citrix / Terminal Services users to reset their own sessions

Received the following from Warren Simondson at about his latest utility.
Hi All

This is the last of the new free applications I have been working on over the New Years break.I was able to spend a few minutes here and there finishing them off whilst our customers took aholiday – but now their back!The latest offering from the house of Ctrl-Alt-Del IT Consultancy is TSSelfServReset.

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TSSelfServReset is a standalone Windows GUI tool designed to allow users within a domain, the ability to manage their own Terminal Services/ Citrixs essions from a single location. This application is designed to enable a user to logoff or reset any TS/ Citrix Session that belongs to them in the specified domain. Additionally, processes within those sessions can beterminated should they be hung or simply not required.This utility was written for the purpose of allowing users to terminate their own frozen session/s or processes within a Terminal Services/ CitrixEnvironment.

This in turn should reduce the requirement of helpdesk staff to complete the same task, thus freeing up resources for other matters.The TSSelfServReset GUI lists all the current user's sessions and associated processes, noting the state of the connection and the server/s which it resides. The user's details and domain name are encoded into the application therefore only allowing the user to view and manage their own session details.It is recommended that this application should be run from either a workstation within a domain, a Terminal Server/ Citrix Server that is not used for general applications, or as a Published Application on a Citrix Server in isolation.

TSSelfServReset is intended that it should be run separately from the current user's session to ensure that existing sessions in a hung state can be reset. After correct user training of TSSelfServReset, helpdesk calls can be significantly reduced by allowing users to terminate unresponsive sessions and applications, without the concerns that the user canterminate other processes not running in their session.

Although written for Terminal Server and Citrix environments, this application will function on non-TS/Citrix workstations and servers.

This application has been tested on the following platforms:

Windows 2003 Server SP1Windows 2003 Server SP1 w/ Citrix PS 4.0
Windows 2003 Server SP1 (Terminal Server Application Mode)
Windows 2000 Server SP4Windows 2000 Server SP4 w/ Citrix MF XP
Windows 2000 Server SP4 (Terminal Server Application Mode)
Windows 2000 Server SP4 w/ Citrix MF 1.8Windows XP Professional (domain member)

This utility is FREEWARE and was written by Warren Simondson ofCtrl-Alt-Del IT Consultancy, Australia. The freeware version is offered AS IS. Ctrl-Alt-Del IT Consultancy has made every effort possible to ensure that TSSelfServReset is free of any bugs or errors, however in no way is TSSelfServReset to be considered error or bug free. You assume all responsibility for any damages or lost data that may result from any errors or bugs in TSSelfServReset.


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