UserLock Documentation
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Interactive sessions

An interactive session is a session with a desktop. You can open an interactive session on the console of a computer by hitting "CTRL + ALT + DEL" (workstation session) or remotely with a "remote desktop" (terminal session).

UserLock will only protect interactive sessions on computers on which the 'Desktop agent' has been installed. Interactive sessions on computers without this agent will not be monitored by UserLock.

If you want to protect terminal sessions you just need to install the 'Desktop agent' on terminal servers. There is nothing to install on thin clients (terminals).

Please note that only remote sessions targeting server operating systems will be considered as terminal sessions. A remote session targeting a workstation operating system will be considered as a workstation session.


Default session type consideration Directly From RDP
Workstation OS (Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP) Workstation Workstation
Server OS (Server 2016, 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2003) Workstation Terminal
Session type consideration if the VdiMode advanced setting is enabled Directly From RDP
Workstation OS (Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP) Workstation Terminal
Server OS (Server 2016, 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2003) Workstation Terminal