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7th July 2011, 01:55 PM #1
How to find out quickly where a user is loggon on?
i want a quick and easy way to find out which computer in the school a particualr user is logged onto. Is there an easy way of doing this within windows or with any free software?
7th July 2011, 02:02 PM #2
On the server that hosts the user profiles, open up Computer Management, and look at the open share sessions. That will list the profiles being accessed against the IP being used - then use nslookup at a command prompt to get the name of the computer from the IP.
Thanks to sonofsanta from:
7th July 2011, 02:04 PM #3
I have some software i wrote that records user logins and log outs to a database which is then pulled into a auto-updating spreadhseet. I know of no way to find this out using built in tools.
Although I did just think you could possibly find out from the user sessions on your file server.
Edit: What ^^he^^ said :P
7th July 2011, 02:45 PM #4
7th July 2011, 02:45 PM #5
Implement Webmans Login tracker - really easy and just works!
7th July 2011, 02:49 PM #6
add something like this to your logon script
echo %date% %time% %computername% %username% >>\\myserver\logon$\logons.txt
7th July 2011, 02:56 PM #7
Will that make it append the logon info to the same text file or will it keep over writing it ?
Originally Posted by JJonas
7th July 2011, 03:01 PM #8
same text file. Its very handy
Originally Posted by mac_shinobi
7th July 2011, 03:53 PM #9
- Rep Power
We have mail groups for minitored students and it sends an email to us when a member of that group logs on and tells us the machine they log on to...
7th July 2011, 04:21 PM #10
DC event monitor > security
Use the event finder for username in the description section and at least one of the last 3 events will usually give an IP or computer name of their login.
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