TIP: Multiple duplicates in pdm_webstat -d for Service Desk Manager 12.7

Discussion created by Kyle_R Employee on Oct 21, 2014
Latest reply on Jan 8, 2015 by PedroRamalho

Hello Everyone,


Some advice which arose out of an issue where many duplicate user names were seen in the "pdm_webstat -d" output from Service Desk Manager 12.7.


The pdm_webstat -d output is useful as it shows who is logged on by a web client to SDM. For example:



C:\PROGRA~2\CA\SERVIC~1>pdm_webstat -d


PDM_Webstat: Invoked at 10/21/2014 16:57:18



Report from Webengine: web:local


Cumulative sessions so far = 2

Most sessions at a time    = 2

Currently active sessions  = 2






But sometimes on SDM 12.7, many multiples for the same username are seen, such as a dozen or hundreds.


This is resolved by two steps:


1) SDM 12.7 Cumulative Patch 2 is the minimum level that contains the fixes for this.

You need to run the Post Installation steps for patches T5U3203 (USRD 2566) and T52Y110 (USRD 2488).

These add in extra variables.


2) See Google Chrome Creates Many CA Service Desk Manager Sessions for Every Activity When Single Sign On is Used in IIS

for a known issue with IIS redirects and Chrome. Every click in a Chrome client in this scenario is opening another user.


Thanks, Kyle_R.