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RdpGuard Command Line Interface

Starting from version 2.3.5 RdpGuard supports command line interface to provide you with powerful and flexible interface for automation tasks.

Check out the rdpguard-service-manager.exe tool located in RdpGuard installation folder (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\RdpGuard)

If you start it from the console, you will see the usage information:

  To report ip address: /report address comment
  Example: /report "OurApp brute-force attempt"

  To block ip address: /block address comment
  Example: /block "OurApp brute-force attempt"

  To unblock ip address: /unblock address
  Example: /unblock

  To unblock all ip address: /unblock *
  Example: /unblock *

  To list blocked ip addresses: /list
  Example: /list

  To activate license key: /lic YOUR-LICENSE-KEY
  Example: /lic AAAA-BBBB-CCCC-DDDD

  To deactivate license key: /delic
  Example: /delic

  To display whitelist entries: /whitelist list
  Example: /whitelist list

  To add whitelist entry: /whitelist add ip_address_or_range [optional comment]
  Example: /whitelist add

  To remove whitelist entry: /whitelist remove ip_address_or_range
  Example: /whitelist remove

  To put whitelist file: /whitelist put_file whitelist_file
  Example: /whitelist put_file C:\data\whitelist.xml

  To set block method: /set_block_method firewall|ipsec
  Example: /set_block_method firewall

  To get block method: /get_block_method
  Example: /get_block_method

  To get RdpGuard version: /version
  Example: /version

Commands Description

/report address comment - report brute force attempt to RdpGuard, where address - attacker's IP address and the comment - any comment associated with the address. Attacker's IP address will be blocked when the number of attacks will reach the set limit. The limit is configured in Tools, Options, General.


>rdpguard-service-manager.exe /report "OurApp brute-force attempt"

>rdpguard-service-manager.exe /report "Script Abuse"

/block address comment - block specified address with the comment using pre-configured blocking method and duration. The blocking method and duration is configured in Tools, Options, General.


>rdpguard-service-manager.exe /block "OurApp brute-force attempt"

>rdpguard-service-manager.exe /block "Script Abuse"

/unblock address - unblock specified address. Use the * symbol to unblock all ip addresses.


>rdpguard-service-manager.exe /unblock

>rdpguard-service-manager.exe /unblock *

/list - get list of blocked ip addresses


>rdpguard-service-manager.exe /list
5 blocked IP addresses found

[Address]             [Block Date]          [Unblock Date]       [Comment]        27.11.2015 17:08:50    28.11.2015 17:08:50    RDP        27.11.2015 17:09:14    28.11.2015 17:09:14    RDP       27.11.2015 17:09:17    28.11.2015 17:09:17    RDP       27.11.2015 17:09:10    28.11.2015 17:09:10    RDP      27.11.2015 17:09:21    28.11.2015 17:09:21    RDP

/lic YOUR_LICENSE_KEY - activate license key


>rdpguard-service-manager.exe /lic AAAA-BBBB-CCCC-DDDD

/delic deactivate license key


>rdpguard-service-manager.exe /delic

/whitelist list - show whitelist entries


>rdpguard-service-manager.exe /whitelist list
6 whitelisted IP addresses found

[IP Address or Range]              [Comment]                         comment                 comment

/whitelist add ip_address_or_range [optional comment] - Add whitelist entry and optional comment


>rdpguard-service-manager.exe /add
>rdpguard-service-manager.exe /add
>rdpguard-service-manager.exe /add comment

/whitelist remove ip_address_or_range - Remove whitelist entry


>rdpguard-service-manager.exe /remove
>rdpguard-service-manager.exe /remove

/whitelist put_file whitelist_file - Replace entire whitelist with new file


>rdpguard-service-manager.exe /whitelist put_file C:\import\whitelist.xml

/set_block_method firewall|ipsec - set block method - Windows Firewall or IP Security Policies


>rdpguard-service-manager.exe /set_block_method firewall

/get_block_method - get block method


>rdpguard-service-manager.exe /get_block_method

/version - returns RdpGuard version


>rdpguard-service-manager.exe /version

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