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    Morning all,

    We are looking for some software accessible by all staff that can track users log on and log off times.

    This is so the ICT teacher can track how long a certain exam accounts have been used for. Previous we used a bespoke bit of software that sat on the proxy server; however we have changed this now.

    I know software like impero does this but we are looking for cheap or free? I know we can script this but would like a nice friendly interface for staff to use.

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    I have a batch file that runs on logon and logoff - it records the username and the time & date. The text file is saved to a folder on the local server.

    To see if anyone's logged on we just open the text file and look through or search usernames / times.

    It's not the best way but it works.

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    cls @echo off
    color F0
    echo IT Services Logon Script
    net use L: \\*.*.*.10\BackupDrive0\logs /U:user password
    echo **User Logon** UserName: "%USERNAME%" ComputerName: %COMPUTERNAME% UserDomain: %USERDOMAIN% UserProfile: %USERPROFILE% System Time: %TIME% **Mapped Home Drive** %homedrive% System Date: %DATE% Currently Attached Server: %LOGONSERVER% >>L:\Logon.txt
    echo Log file written - Task Complete!
    net use L: /del /yes
    timeout 5

    Same for logoff.

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    trying to use it so the IT teaching staff can use it and narrow it down to a certain group.

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    We use Webmans LoginTracker, does what we need.

    For some reason it is now showing 2 logins at the same time (1 is always 1hr) but I haven't had time to check out why but it was working perfectly.
    Last edited by penfold; 9th May 2013 at 01:08 PM.

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    How to track users logon/logoff

    Microsoft gives 2 options. Writing a log on and log off script seems to be the easiest.

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    I have a GPO that does it. Runs a batch file at logon and logoff.

    Works perfectly and is very fast!

    echo %USERNAME% Log In %Date% %TIME% %COMPUTERNAME% >> \\YOURSERVER\YOURSHARE$\logs\%date:~-10,2%-%date:~-7,2%-%date:~-4,4%.log

    For the Logon.bat

    echo %USERNAME% Log In %Date% %TIME% %COMPUTERNAME% >> \\YOURSERVER\YOURSHARE$\logs\%date:~-10,2%-%date:~-7,2%-%date:~-4,4%.log

    For the Logoff.bat

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