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    Exclamation Usage reports on for OS X?

    We have been asked by the head of school to pull out usage reports for our apple computer labs. So they can work out if they are being used effectivly, and if we need more or less.

    The reports of things like: when they are used, how long for, when they are not used, that kind of thing.

    I know how to do this kind of thing on our PC network, but for the Apples, I have no idea and I couldnt see any products they give our reports.

    Any ideas?

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    Apple Remote Desktop will generate reports you need.

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    Google Answers: OS X software to monitor login time

    login and logout hooks - the link provided by the above is out of date but am guessing you could use automater or an apple script on login and logout events to write to a file or database of some sorts.

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    Just what was needed, thankyou both.

    Now, just to get it into something nice that they can understand. Time for some fancy excel working

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilleen View Post
    Just what was needed, thankyou both.

    Now, just to get it into something nice that they can understand. Time for some fancy excel working
    no problem also on that site if you go to terminal ( apps--> utilities ) and open that and type / enter

    last

    that shows a list of logged in users etc ( times / dates when they logged in / out etc )

    Not sure on OS X but on windows there is a pipe command ie

    ipconfig /all>name_of_text_file.txt

    pipe being the > symbol obviously this will output it into a text file not sure how you would do that on OS X or if it exists.

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    After having a look, (and passing it onto our Mac Techie) we are going to use the remote desktop method, and just output everything as CSV file.

    It seems the easier method to get them nice and quick.

    I wonder if it will show what the staff like to tell us? "They are used 100% of the time, we need more"

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