• Announcing the EduGeek Logon Tracker

    At the conference in Chorley we have announced a new piece of software for you all to use for free. It was developed by OP Software by request from us as we saw a need for a proper solution in schools. Its primary role is to log users that login to your network.
    The EduGeek Logon Tracker allows you to:
    • Limits concurrent logins to 1
    • Uses MS SQL database for storage of tracking data
    • Web based frontend for reporting and searching
    • Web based login spy for real-time login tracking
    • Web site securable with one line change
    • Very easy to deploy and use
    • Support for Windows 7 & Server 2008


    For a more complete description please see the slideshow from the conference for now until the projects site is updated. We will be posting downloads later in this article.

    Conf Presentation: http://www.edugeek.net/files/conf201...ontracker.pptx

    Download V1.00 Beta: - Click Here (1.2mb zip)
    Instructions are inside each folder.


    NOTE: some browser (chrome) have issues downloading the file, please right click->save as if your having issues.

    FAQ's

    Q: Does it recognise that a user has not logged off correctly?

    A: Yes, if the user logs back on to the same PC a mesage is logged to the database saying the user did not log off correctly and the session is reset, however if they logoin to another PC they would still be prompted that they are logged onto the other PC do they want to log it off?

    If, however, another user logs onto the first PC before the original user logs back on the sessions are reset, with messages posted to the database about the activity that has taken place.#

    Q: Can it allow more than 1 concurrent logon, i.e. for staff?

    A: Not at the moment but it is very easy to change this so it can, if we get enough requests for this we can get this added.

    Q:Can this run on CC3 Networks?

    A: We have fully tested this in live school environments running vanilla 2003 / 2008 networks and are confident in its working, as we do not have access to CC3 we have not tested and would look for feedback from users of this type of network on its ability and if required we can makes changes if there are any issues.

    Q: How do we deply this to client PCs?

    A: There is no deplyment to clients required as this is a zero footprint application.

    Q: Can the tool be customised?

    A: The website and the scripts are fully commented and broken down into blocks that allows for full customisation of message logged to the database and those that are displayed to the user. However to put thois in place requires minimal changes for it to run out of the box.
    Comments 71 Comments
    1. elsiegee40's Avatar
      elsiegee40 -
      Cool!
    1. vikpaw's Avatar
      vikpaw -
      Is it for monitoring windows logins for example...?
    1. FN-GM's Avatar
      FN-GM -
      When will this available? I am still waiting on the software such as EduMove that was announced last year
    1. vikpaw's Avatar
      vikpaw -
      EduMove is available already isn't it?
    1. FN-GM's Avatar
      FN-GM -
      Is it? Is the classroom management available as well?
    1. ICTNUT's Avatar
      ICTNUT -
      The download link will appear on this thread shortly, I have supplied the code package ready for download.

      Edumove was released on the second day of BETT this year and has had amny downloads since.

      The classroom control toolbar will be revisited again soon with a view to looking at if we have the time to continue development of or if we just release it to the community for further enhancement, I will announce this in a few days once the conference is over.
    1. ICTNUT's Avatar
      ICTNUT -
      it was a good demo with alot of questions, I will post up an FAQ of the common questions asked with answers to save repitition later.
    1. EduTech's Avatar
      EduTech -
      @ FN - EduMove is available here: EduMove Is Here !
    1. Gonk's Avatar
      Gonk -
      excellent!!!
    1. ICTNUT's Avatar
      ICTNUT -
      Edit: they have been added into the original article now, ZeroHour
    1. Geek_of_HeathMount's Avatar
      Geek_of_HeathMount -
      Looking forward to this one
    1. badders's Avatar
      badders -
      I've been looking for something like this for ages, it will be very useful.
    1. DaveP's Avatar
      DaveP -
      We will be posting downloads later in this article.
      Is there an estimated date of delivery?
    1. john's Avatar
      john -
      Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
      Is there an estimated date of delivery?
      Within the next few days we hope!! We are a bit limited by the Lancs system and lack of ZH not being here but we will get it up ASAP!!!
    1. ZeroHour's Avatar
      ZeroHour -
      Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
      Is there an estimated date of delivery?
      I will be sorting it tonight, I have the code right now.
    1. Stuart_C's Avatar
      Stuart_C -
      +1 for the different numbe of connections for staff (not that I want to be nice the them but I might have to).

      Second question, if it runs using login/logoff scripts can I simply assign it to my student GPO so that it doesn't run for the staff?
    1. robk's Avatar
      robk -
      Quote Originally Posted by Stuart_C View Post

      Second question, if it runs using login/logoff scripts can I simply assign it to my student GPO so that it doesn't run for the staff?
      That is my understanding, that question was asked at the conference. Does help a bit with the 1 connection limit doesn't it.
    1. webman's Avatar
      webman -
      As an alternative, you might want to check out a similar system I developed a while ago called LoginTracker. It's freely available under the GPL license on my website here: Craig Rodway

      No need for Microsoft technologies on the server-side either. Version 2 is in development.
    1. ICTNUT's Avatar
      ICTNUT -
      Quote Originally Posted by Stuart_C View Post
      Second question, if it runs using login/logoff scripts can I simply assign it to my student GPO so that it doesn't run for the staff?
      That is correct simply apply it to the required GPO (Full instructions are included in the download pack) and away you go.
    1. apeo's Avatar
      apeo -
      Is the download pack available yet?