Ever wanted to know the current number of active FTP client connections on your Windows Server FTP Service? You can get this statistic using PowerShell, the
Get-Counter cmdlet and the Microsoft FTP Service Current NonAnonymous Users performance counter.
In my case, I have an NLB FTP cluster of three FTP servers, and I wanted know the number of current connected users. They’re non-anonymous, because they’ve authenticated and are logged on.
In PowerShell, use the
Get-Counter cmdlet and connect to your FTP servers:
PS C:\Users\jan> Get-Counter ` >> -ComputerName ftp-01, ftp-02, ftp-03 ` >> "\Microsoft FTP Service(_total)\Current NonAnonymous Users" >> Timestamp CounterSamples --------- -------------- 5/3/2016 1:49:54 PM \\ftp-01\\microsoft ftp service(_total)\current nonanonymous users : 180 \\ftp-02\\microsoft ftp service(_total)\current nonanonymous users : 133 \\ftp-03\\microsoft ftp service(_total)\current nonanonymous users : 100
Remove the back ticks (
`) to put the command on one line. The Get-Counter cmdlet information on Technet provides more information and samples.
PowerShell #PSTip: List all available performance counters
You can use
(Get-Counter -ComputerName ftp-01 -ListSet '*').counter to list and display all available performance counters in PowerShell.