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    Want software to show me whos currently logged in.

    Hi,

    Does anyone know of a program that can tell me details of who is logged in and to which machines on the network?

    I know this sort of info can be gotten from the event logs, but there must be a nicer, more elegant way of finding this stuff out than searching through reams of event log data, or checking the open sessions/files on the server.

    I did once write a test program that used WMI to get the username from each machine across the network, but it was so slow it was painful (especially when it came across a machine that was turned off, and so would wait for a time-out before moving on to the next).

    Thanks



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    Re: Want software to show me whos currently logged in.

    Try PsLoggedOn from the PsTools suite available from SysInternals. It will tell you who is logged on to a particular workstation. You'll have to script the rest though.

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    Re: Want software to show me whos currently logged in.

    You could use ABTutor control which I admit is a little overkill but well worth the money (£150) for the rest of it's features. It lists all computers with installed client and who is logged onto them.

    http://www.abconsulting.com

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    Re: Want software to show me whos currently logged in.

    Well you can go to computer management from the admin tools folder and then into sessions. This will show who's connected and the various info there will let you decide who is active and who's juts left themselves logged on.

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    Re: Want software to show me whos currently logged in.

    does anyone know of a gui for this? pretty i mean lol

    I know of "locate user" but this only searches for a username on a network, not able to show whos logged on?

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    Re: Want software to show me whos currently logged in.

    Userlock

    Not especially cheap but works very well.

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    Re: Want software to show me whos currently logged in.

    Quote Originally Posted by ajbritton
    Try PsLoggedOn from the PsTools suite available from SysInternals. It will tell you who is logged on to a particular workstation. You'll have to script the rest though.
    Be aware license terms of pstools dosnt allow scripting anymore

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    Re: Want software to show me whos currently logged in.

    Quote Originally Posted by russdev
    Quote Originally Posted by ajbritton
    Try PsLoggedOn from the PsTools suite available from SysInternals. It will tell you who is logged on to a particular workstation. You'll have to script the rest though.
    Be aware license terms of pstools dosnt allow scripting anymore
    Ouch. Thanks for pointing that one out. It's a big shame, PsTools are priceless IMHO. I generally use them attached to the likes of VNCNeighbourhood or AngryZiber IP Scanner. Is that within the license I wonder?

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    Re: Want software to show me whos currently logged in.

    I don't see anywhere in the EULA for pstools that you can't script them.

    1. INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS. You may install and use any number of copies of the software on your devices.
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    Re: Want software to show me whos currently logged in.

    not an ideal situation but this sort of works:
    have the DC's log to a centralised syslog server
    search the logs for logon time.
    Like I say it sort-of works, but we don't use it for that as we are a Citrix school and Citrix shows us who's logged on.
    Citrix also lets us view screen shots, and allows us to kick people we don't like which is fun for friday afternoons

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    Re: Want software to show me whos currently logged in.

    @rusdev: I've looked at the EULA that comes with PsTools and it does not mention scripting anywhere....

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    Re: Want software to show me whos currently logged in.

    I'm just wondering if there were other versions of the eula during the transition to microsoft and it's now been updated again?

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    Re: Want software to show me whos currently logged in.

    Quote Originally Posted by woody
    You could use ABTutor control which I admit is a little overkill but well worth the money (£150) for the rest of it's features. It lists all computers with installed client and who is logged onto them.

    http://www.abconsulting.com
    Sorry to go off topic, but do you use that for classroom support?

    Just that it looks like it does everything NetSupport does but for £150, I assume NetSupport costs far more.

    Just wondering how well it works in practice

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    Re: Want software to show me whos currently logged in.

    Re: AB Tutor Control... We've been using it here for 6 months and it's a gem - I think the last quote I got for NetSupport was circa £5k. I bought AB Tutor Control 3 consoles and unlimited clients and all future maintenance for less than £400.
    Best bargain I've had in software since I started in the Education field 6 years ago. Oh, and it works very well too!

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