Defrag Tools: #32 - Desktops
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In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards, Chad Beeder and Larry Larsen walk you through Sysinternals Desktops. Desktops allows you to organize your applications on up to four virtual desktops. We go under the covers and show how Desktops fits in to the Session, Window Station and Desktop object/security model.
** I didn't do a great job explaining Sessions/Window Stations/Desktops -- If you want to know about those concepts in detail, I suggest you watch Sysinternals Primer: Gems instead.
Aaron Margosis' TSSessions
Sysinternals Administrator's Reference - [Amazon]
Sysinternals Primer: Gems [TechEd EMEA 2012 @13:45]
Malware Hunting with the Sysinternals Tools [TechEd USA 2012 @ 44:30]
[01:05] - Sysinternals Desktops
[04:50] - Sessions, Window Stations and Desktops
[05:13] - Sysinternals WinObj
[05:43] - Sessions
[06:40] - Window Stations
[09:00] - Enumeration (Standard User)
[10:11] - Desktops
[11:38] - Local Security Authority (LSA) - Sessions via Logons *
[12:16] - Enumeration (Elevated User)
[15:20] - psexec -sid cmd.exe
[16:38] - Enumeration (NT Authority\SYSTEM)
[17:15] - Sessions via Logons (NT Authority\SYSTEM)
[18:26] - Media Center Extender example
* You can enumerate sessions directly via the Remote Desktop Services API.
Use Sysinternals LogonSessions to view the logon sessions.
Use Aaron Margosis' TSSessions to view the Sessions/Window Stations/Desktops (and much more).