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    Re: Statistic Software - Room usage.

    @ Webman: Thanks glad to be here, i was just thinking on it and we could have another script on logoff so you can see how long users are using it for (would have to add another field to identify if its logon or off tho). hmm come to think about it you could probably go the whole hog and monitor software usage aswell but this may be taking things too far.

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    Re: Statistic Software - Room usage.

    There is a script in my zip file for logoff, which just sets the db 'action' column to 'logoff' rather than 'logon'. Entirely option to have the logoff script though but useful to have. I think it'd more difficult to monitor oftware usage through VBS. The only method I can think of for tracking it without running all the time and monitoring processes, is to change all shortcuts to launch a script with the app EXE file or name as parameters to it, and then have the script update a database and then launch the app in question. Hardley seems worth it, depending on how you allocate your shortcuts. And even then, there may be complications with some apps that need special paremeters. :S

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    Re: Statistic Software - Room usage.

    Thats pretty much what i thought which why I said it maybe taking things too far but having put some thought into it, yes you're right its not really worth it. ops:

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    Re: Statistic Software - Room usage.

    It's still a good idea to be able to monitor what they're doing and how often stuff is used, but I can't think of a ready-made app that does it, or an easy way of doing it myself :P

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    Re: Statistic Software - Room usage.

    hmm if was to look into creating something then i would do some research into wmi scripting and check for start and stop process events.

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    Re: Statistic Software - Room usage.

    Perhaps something like a compiled AutoIT 3 script might be able to provide something useful in this case.

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    Re: Statistic Software - Room usage.

    Must admit im not familiar with AutoIT but if it has functions that detects start of process events and stop of process events, then yeah that would do it

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    Re: Statistic Software - Room usage.

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    It's still a good idea to be able to monitor what they're doing and how often stuff is used, but I can't think of a ready-made app that does it, or an easy way of doing it myself :P
    You could use NetSupport DNA for monitoring app usage It aint cheap though (but it does other stuff too)

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    Re: Statistic Software - Room usage.

    i do it like this

    Code:
    for /f "tokens=1,2,3* delims=/ " %%a in ('date /t') do set date=%%b%%c%%d
    for /f "tokens=1,2 delims=:" %%a in ('time /t') do set time=%%a%%b
    
    echo %date%,%time%,%username% >> \\backup\logs$\computer\%computername%.txt
    echo %date%,%time%,%computername% >> \\backup\logs$\user\%username%.txt
    ipconfig | find "IP Address" > \\backup\logs$\ips\%computername%.txt
    ipconfig | find "IP Address" > \\isaproxy\logs$\ips\%computername%.txt
    echo %logonserver% >> \\backup\logs$\logon\%computername%.txt
    echo %time% %username% > \\isaproxy\logs$\users\%computername%.txt

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